F1 » No point being Bruno Lalli!


Bruno Senna has claimed that he had no doubts about carrying the family name back into motorsport.

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Cardinal

March 26, 2010 9:49 AM

Agree with Tom. Crash just do this to feed the trolls. Same with their 'stories' about Hamilton.
Bruno is correct, his results in lower formulae have earned him a superlicence, so yes he deserves to be in F1. Just a shame he is in such a dog of a car, but every driver has to start somewhere. Ayrton would be proud of him.

richard

March 26, 2010 12:04 PM

lalli says that he had "little option but to use the senna name, if he was to progress in motor sport". this is a sad reflection on the sport, if you can only get on because of your name! if LALLI was an exceptional driver, he would get on ok. so if what he says is true, we may see a lot of other drivers changing their name by deed poll.

robsurrey - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 12:38 PM

He had no option because Bruno Senna Lalli was always going to be called Bruno Senna in motor racing circles. The Senna name may have got people to look at him once out of curiosity but they wouldn't have looked again if he didn't show promise.
As he says, he had no choice. To hold it against him wouldn't be fair, unless you think Jacques Villeneuve and Damon Hill shouldn't have used their family name either.

robsurrey - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 12:38 PM

He had no option because Bruno Senna Lalli was always going to be called Bruno Senna in motor racing circles. The Senna name may have got people to look at him once out of curiosity but they wouldn't have looked again if he didn't show promise.
As he says, he had no choice. To hold it against him wouldn't be fair, unless you think Jacques Villeneuve and Damon Hill shouldn't have used their family name either.

davem

March 26, 2010 1:33 PM

It doesn't matter what your name is as he said he earned his super licence with results, if your name got you on the grid Mansell's boys would be there.
However that said he could have used Lalli people in the know would still look at him and know who his uncle was, and give him a shot because he would so often be referred to as Ayrton's nephew.
The name may open doors the rest is up to talent and money.

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