F1 » Senna to explore DTM option?


Rumours of a Mercedes test in Portugal have sparked suggestions that Bruno Senna could be exploring options outside of F1 for 2013.

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GPone - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 2:15 PM

LOL if he cant win/score decent result with the williams that not as bad as half the grid, he think he can do a good job in whats is basically stock car racing (nascar) that turns right?

You will never lived up to that senna name. Please just retire into obscurity already, you're already 5 years late.

shaken - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 2:22 PM

Its a really sad ending for Bruno given his Uncle was the late, great and tragic Ayrton but he (Bruno) has simply failed to establish himself and there's no place in modern F1 for those who cant deliver the goods.

richard

December 06, 2012 2:36 PM

gpone. dtm is a hell of a lot different to nascar! these are shillouette cars with spec engines, and they turn left as well.
however, several top f1 drivers have tried their hands in them without success, so i hesitate to think how senna/lalli will do. but there again, it may turn out to be his forte????

GPone - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 3:00 PM

Ha ha richard keep dreaming and telling your self otherwise. It is spec racing series which is stock car racing. Nascar and DTM are much more similar in concept that you might think. When was the last time you actually look at DTM rules?

andrew2k

December 06, 2012 4:14 PM

This just my opinion, but if I were in Senna's shoes and facing the likelihood of not getting a ride, I would gravitate more towards IndyCar.

@richard, I wouldn't say that ex-F1 drivers can't be successful at NASCAR...look at Montoya. Sure he haven't won alot races, but he have proved to be very competitive acheiving poles, a win, chase berth, to name some of his achievements.

richard

December 06, 2012 4:40 PM

andrew. i was referring to dtm. mika, ralf, dc have all tried dtm. dc and ralf bombed, mika got one win (i think) but otherwise was a midfield runner. but i do like the series, it just takes a different sort of driver. one of the reasons mooted why f1 drivers have difficulty, is that they cannot see the front of the car or its wheels, and cannot place the car as accurately as an f1 car.

Jim Clausen

December 06, 2012 4:47 PM
Last Edited 662 days ago

It appears that today's F1 driver are more specialized than those of yesteryear. Gurney, Clark, G. Hill, Andretti are some examples of F1 drivers who also excelled in other motorsport disciplines. Andretti, arguably being the more successful. F1 champion, USAC champion, CART champion, IROC champion, Indy 500 winner, Daytona 500 winner and Sebring winner.

It appears the transition from F1 to other series, or from others to F1, is more difficult today. The driver who made the biggest successful transition, is John Surtees.

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