Erstwhile GP racer Senna (Bruno) has joined up with McLaren as their factory 2015 GT driver.
The famous nephew of legendary Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna, has joined up with Kevin Estre, Rob Bell & Alvaro Parente, on McLaren’s GT list of great factory drivers.
The leading Brazilian Formula E driver would look after developmental duties with all new 6505 GT3 MacLaren racer & Sprint track-day & would be placed by McLaren factory with customer squads throughout the season.
Senna’s principal race program would be in Blancpain Endurance event with VonRyan Racing that would field a couple of new McLarens in Pro Class, along with this line-up which would include all the 4 factory drivers.
The 31 year old stated that it meant a huge honor for him to be able to join up with McLaren- the very team where his uncle had fantastic successful moments during his heydays. Moreover, it’s the esteemed heritage of McLaren which is another reason behind Senna’s excitement with the new McLaren contract. Continue reading 'Senna secures McLaren 2015 GT drive'»
The aspiring F1 drivers should be minimum 18 years of age according to a new set of guidelines which are to be in action from 2016.
The new rules by FIA are meant to make the entry harder for the inexperienced drivers and to ensure a more serious approach for the largest driving stage. 17-year-old Verstappen (Max) can be said to be a lucky guy as he has been picked up by Toro Rosso just in time before the rules came into force.
Next year onwards, the drivers would be required to gather a fixed set of points from other different motorsports championships over a 3-year period. They are also required to complete minimum 80 % of 2 full seasons (junior categories) & hold valid road driving license for F1 eligibility. Continue reading 'No Place For Under-18 Drivers In F1'»
The Formula One star Bruno Senna did not have a very satisfying race at the Formula E championship in which he is currently participating. After being overlooked by the Williams team, Bruno Senna signed a deal with Mahindra. The latest race in China did not prove to be a very good one for him as he failed to gather any points for his team. Karun Chandok, the Indian driver in his team managed to finish at the fifth position gaining some crucial points. But Senna had some unfortunate troubles with the battery of his car. He had to retire early as he was unable to control his car. The team Principal Dilbagh Gill said that they had a mixed feeling about the race. Although Karun Chandok did his best but Senna was riding some bad luck. He hopes to come back strong in Malaysia with a much improved performance. The Indian fans will be looking forward to his success.
Bruno Senna is the relative of former Formula One star Ayrton Senna who was an incredible talent but lost his life on the race course due to a terrible accident in the early nineties. The latest crash of Jules Bianchi brought back his memories once again. Although Bianchi is in a critical condition but he is considered to be stable. When Bruno was asked about the safety issues in racing he said that some permanent and important measures must be taken to ensure the safety of the drivers otherwise it is going to be a very difficult. In order to avoid the accidents like Ayrton Senna a lot of precautions were taken which has prevented any more deaths on the track. But it is not yet full proof. The Suzuka circuit which proved to be a menace due to wet condition was witness to a terrible incident.