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Bruno Senna is the nephew of late, three time Formula one champion Ayrton Senna. He is currently racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Aston Martin. His short lived formula one career took off in 2010 for Hispania Racing. He raced for Renault in 2011 and for the last time, till this year, in the formula one championship for the Williams team.
Bruno Senna initially raced go-karts against his uncle, Ayrton in the family farm. Even at a young age he showed blooming talent and promise. However his uncle’s death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix brought Bruno’s career to an unprecedented standstill. On the tenth death anniversary of his uncle, Ayrton, he was given an example of Ayrton’s Lotus 98T as a gift. He drove the same Lotus98T at the Formula One Grand Prix held at Interlagos on 2004. In 2005 Bruno Senna moved on to drive for the Räikkönen Robertson Racing team at the British Formula Three International Series. He finished at the third position behind his teammate mike Conway and Oliver Jarvis, thus taking five victories. At the 2006 Australian Grand Prix he competed to win three out of the four races. Rumoured to have been targeting to get into Formula One by 2009, in 2006 he signed to drive for the Arden International team sponsored by RedBull. Following his finish in the fourth position in his debut race he won the feature race in Spain. But in 2009 when he failed to secure a seat in the Formula One he joined the team after testing an Oreca LMP1 car. He represented the Hispania Racing F1 Team, in 2011, however did not make a significant mark.
This ex-Formula One driver is currently unavailable for a season-long ride as early as September. Bruno is only available for the Le Mans according to AMR team-boss John Gaw.
Bruno Senna has made his all awaited debut on December 15, 2013 in one of the most famous car championship, the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. It was the Interlagos circuit and he made his appearance in the final round. Bruno joined hands with Popo Bueno and Valdeno Brito in the race. Their car was sponsored by GT Team Raizen.
After a very successful year this event was very crucial for Bruno Senna. Winning the GTE AM division and also two victories in GTE Pro Class made him quite a star already before he made his debut in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. FIA World Endurance Championship saw the best of this guy because winning two times is not a matter of joke at all.
In an interview before his debut Bruno Senna said that the Championship is like a dream come true for him and it would also be a big landmark in his whole career. He also added that since this will be his first race for a domestic championship he would have to keep his cool and it would not be good if he gets nervous.
Apart from this he also said that the challenge will be tough because the other drivers will be looking to give great competition in the series. In fact he was also given 3 hours on Friday morning for a test session. He used his car to the fullest extent in the 480 BHPs. He continued saying about the car roof and how he was familiar with that stuff because of his experience in the GTE. The track which was known to him as he said was an added advantage to him. The prize of the race was also huge amounting to a total of around US $500,000 going to the one who won the Championship.
Famous Brazilian racing driver Bruno Senna has reported to take part in the Brazil Stock Car Finale on 15th December at Interlagos. This is the first domestic championship for junior Senna.
The ex-Williams, HRT Formula One and Lotus racing driver has earned his guest drive opportunity in the prestigious championship finale that would be offering a luscious R 1,000,000 (255,000 Pounds) prize value to the champion winner.
According to sources, late racing great Ayrton Senna’s popular nephew will be driving Peugot 408 machine under GT Team, accompanied by team mates Popo Bueno and Valdno Brito.
2013 marks the 2nd year that a high profile Brazilin name has come up with one-off participation in the Stock Car Championship after Barrichello appeared in the tournament in 2012. Rubens, however, has committed to full-time category since 2013.
Senna is seemingly ecstatic to announce his debut in the illustrious domestic championship. “This is one of the most cherished landmarks for my career in racing as it would be representing my maiden race in the domestic championship”, remarked an excited Sienna. “It would be really tough given the high level of racers taking part in the challenge & premier competitiveness forwarded by the series.”
The Brazilian has earlier raced in World Endurance Competition (Aston Martin) this season & he is strongly confident of his élan to get himself adapted with the V8 silhouette that he would be driving for Interlagos.
“I have been racing with GTE and thus a roofed car isn’t alien to me”, noted Senna. “I am pretty aware of this track that is definitely good news, yet certainly I would look for those who have even raved for Formula One for valuable ideas & tips.”
Senna would be competing against many other high profile races in the championship such as Luciano Burti, Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Zonta etc.