F1 » Sportscar deal takes Senna out of F1 equation

Bruno Senna is no longer a factor in the battle over seats at Force India and Marussia, having found gainful employment elsewhere.

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waitin in the wings - Unregistered

February 05, 2013 8:48 PM

Good luck Bruno.
Success is there for the taking, and judging by some of the F1 pay driver choices, you would still be high up ther choice list if you had made that decision.
A nice man, to nice for the viper pit of schooling.....

JJ - Unregistered

February 05, 2013 9:38 PM

As much as I like Senna, this is a good move for him. IMHO he won't come back to F1. He can make a great name for himself in Le Mans.

sodesu - Unregistered

February 05, 2013 9:55 PM

Yeah, this should be perfect for him IMO. He's always been stronger on race pace than quali, and after a couple of wild years in GP2 he's lately been quite a steady hand aswell. I think he'll do really well in sportscars.

David Chaste - Unregistered

February 05, 2013 11:04 PM

He will be at the 12hrs of Sebring as well. He's going to get mobbed by the fans.

It will take some time getting used to a heavier, and much less powerful car, with even much less aerodynamics.

The Oreca LMP1 in 2009 was much closer to an F1 with stronger acceleration, open cockpit, and its reliance on air dynamics.

At least dirty air won't affect passing much.

calzone - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 12:40 AM

Good riddance! maybe its certain fans fault, but i just got fed up of listening to comparisons and references to Ayrton! Each driver has their own abilities and i think its fair to say that Bruno doesnt even come close! overrated and has hardly shown enough promise to be convincing! Personally i dont regard missing FP1 sessions as a major disadvantage, they all do about 20 laps tops, sit in garage and complain circuit lacks grip! Anyway everyone slags off Grosjean but having just watched the season review, Bruno was involved in many incidents, majority his fault! one thing i will credit him for is he seems like a friendly bloke but sadly not much justification of him being in F1 at the moment at least!

Yak - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 2:11 AM

Calzone, you might not think FP1 is of much importance, but I'm pretty sure if you spoke to any of the drivers they'd say otherwise. It's also not only about the drivers. The engineers need the session to start gathering data for set up and strategy. So every weekend when everyone else was starting to get the car in shape in FP2, Bruno was basically starting from scratch.

The drivers often talk about it being a problem when they've had to sit out a session, whether it's for another driver or a mech failure or whatever.

Matt - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 5:05 AM

@calzone So your going to blame him for what some people say? there was always going to be comparisons, there always is, People will always compare Senna and Hamilton, Button and Prost, Senna and Schumacher, whatever, it always happens. Obviously you don't know the meaning of overrated, how is he overrated? Every time he is mentioned he gets hate just because his name is Senna, every time people say he is worthless and they want him to fail just because of his name. I have said it before, if his name wasn't Senna, he would have a lot more fans and get less hate. I for one was hoping he would get the FI seat, or at least a DTM drive, but as long as he is enjoying himself and doing well that's all that's important, by the sounds of it, he decided himself not to return to F1 with Caterham or Marussia.

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