Bruno Senna admits that he found it hard to believe that a dog was able to get onto the track during Friday morning's first free practice session at the new Buddh International circuit.
The Lotus Renault GP driver retired from the GP2 sprint race at Istanbul Park in 2008 after hitting a stray dog and damaging the front suspension. Senna promised to raise today's problem during the drivers' briefing.
"When I arrived at the track I saw that exact dog walking around the entrance of the paddock," said Senna. "It shows that no one really paid attention to it and the fact that it got into the track is difficult to believe. In the drivers' briefing I will be sure to raise the point."
Senna added that he was happy that the severity of the situation was taken seriously as the session was stopped as soon as the dog was spotted.
"It's clear that it's taken very seriously since my incident in GP2 in 2008 as they red-flagged the session," said Senna. "Let's hope that they pay more attention to uninvited animals on the track."
The FIA reportedly is taking steps to ensure that action has been taken to ensure that animals are not able to get onto the track again this weekend, although it won't say precisely what that, er, entails.