Maldonado hasn’t scored since his Spanish Grand Prix win in May giving Senna the opportunity to catch up to the Venezuelan with the Williams pair currently separated by four points.
But does the Brazilian driver need a podium of maybe even a win to ensure that he proves to be a better bet than his counterpart?
“I think the focus is to continue scoring points consistently. There's no target for anything,” Senna responded to F1Pulse.com’s query. “The target for me has always been, since the beginning of the season, to qualify and do the best job I can in the races.
“I'm sure that, coming to the next few races, I had a pretty decent run last year in a few of them, and I think that with added experience, I can improve and do a good job,” he added. “Of course every time I get in the car I aim to get a podium or a win, but this is not always possible and if we can do something like that then great news for me.”