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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sodesu - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 6:05 PM

shaken, seriously? Bruno is his own man, and racing is his passion. Why should he retire just because his uncle was more successful?

Most of the racing drivers in the world are not in F1 - does that make them completely useless and render their racing activities pointless?

JJJ - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 6:40 PM

Bruno is a good driver, but his time in F1 has not shown the kind of special talent that deserves to be there on merit. He's kind of a midfield runner at best in F1.

We can't really say whether or not he'd be any good in DTM. Sure enough, some former F1 drivers have failed miserably there, but then most were past their prime anyway and were probably getting by in F1 on routine (Alesi, Hakkinen, Frentzen, Ralf and DC). Till now there haven't been any younger F1 drivers taking the step back to DTM, so maybe guys like Algy and Senna might surprise us.

Certainly both these guys have their strengths in the race rather than blistering qualifying pace so maybe there skill sets are suited quite well for DTM (although there's not THAT much more overtaking in DTM compared to F1).

JJJ - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 6:51 PM

PdR who went the other way is also not much (if any) better than mediocre in F1, but did win the championship in DTM...So it's pretty clear these championships are two different animals.

One could in fact raise the question if Mercedes' decision to run PdR in DTM instead of F1 after he took down the F3 title (beating Vettel in the process) wasn't the wrong one as he might have picked up a driving style that doesn't necessarily work out in a single seater...Although an exceptional driver might be expected to recognise and fix that of course.

Really? - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 8:10 PM
Last Edited 1035 days ago

Bruno Senna seems like a personable sort of guy who obviously has racing ambitions that most of us could only dream about.

Just because his uncle was Ayrton, doesn't mean that Bruno should curtail his own aspirations. He's racing for Bruno Senna, not his uncle, and his achievements have absolutely no bearing on the name of Ayrton Senna. It's like saying just because Ralf didn't achieve as much as Michael that he's somehow tainted the Schumacher name.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! This is a motorsports forum, attacks on other contributors removed.

Really - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 8:14 PM

Perhaps Bruno should just change his name to say ..... Jones or something. Wait a minute, we've had one of those and we wouldn't want him to taint that name would we?

Irrespective of what anyone on here says, Bruno Senna has raced and scored points in F1, something that most of you probably have not!


December 06, 2012 10:21 PM
Last Edited 1035 days ago

actually he must be quite talented ...

not like ALL the others in this sport, he did not really race up to when he was 20 (!!) - no years of karting like vettel and all others

so i actually think he is a very good driver, give him another 4-5 years (the he will be as old as nando ...)


and dont compare dtm with nascar ... hey they even turn right ...


December 06, 2012 10:25 PM
Last Edited 1035 days ago

his first real season was british F3 in 2005 with Raikkoenen Robertson Racing .. remember this name ?
yes.. kimi brought him to formula racing ..

Roel - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 10:39 PM

This guy is just distroying the Senna name. Go back to your roots and learn some more racing before you go back to F1. Do not just rely on your uncle's name.

There are more guys who are more deserving to drive in F1 than you.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 12:47 AM

If I were him I'd try to stay somewhere in the circus, as a third driver in a good team like Mc Laren or even Force India. It's easier to find a drive after like the cases of Wurz or de la Rosa have proved in the past.

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