F1 » Bruno Senna: I'm no pay driver

Bruno Senna - nephew of the late, great three-time F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna - has dismissed suggestions that he is paying his way onto the grand prix grid with Campos Meta in 2010

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November 10, 2009 10:33 AM

Even IF he's not directly bringing in sponsors, I'm sure Campos will be banking on some sponsors coming in to the team because of the Senna name.

You don't really hear much from Campos Meta and I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing. Maybe the car has done some crash testing already, but the car is built by Dallara so it doesn't say much about the actual team...Where does the money come from, that's the most important question.


November 10, 2009 10:47 AM

a couple ofmonths ago, senna/lalli was claiming that he had $25m to bring to a team. what has happened that money?it will be interesting to see the disclosed pay at the end of next season.


November 10, 2009 11:27 AM

I really do not care a fig how he gets the drive, as long as he turns up and races, and manages to keep his head whilst all around are losing theirs!

I am sorry, It had to be said by someone, might as well have been me! :blush:

Dave Smith - Unregistered

November 10, 2009 11:32 AM

At the moment no new driver is going to get onto the grid whithout sponsorship, thats just the way it is there is nothing wrong with that. Look at the likes of Hamilton, Vettle, and Sutil they have all had major backers who thrust them on to the grid. At the moment whithout a backer its a hell of a gamble for an F1 team to make in a rubbish economy. Once he's there thats when he has to work like stink to stay there.

Steve Robinson - Unregistered

November 10, 2009 1:02 PM

Crash said Campos Meta, run by ex Grand Prix ace, Adrian Campos.

There's no way you could ever call Adrian Campos a Grand Prix ace. Have a look at his GP record before you make brash statements like that. He did one & a half seasons for Minardi in 1987-88, & his best result was 14th.

andrew mac

November 10, 2009 1:10 PM

So what if he has paid to be in F1? All drivers have to bring money and sponsorship to their team. If he is good enough to be in F1 then he should be in F1. Simple as that.

As long as he doesn't ram folk of the track that is the main thing.

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