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POLL RESULT: Bruno Senna most deserving of F1 break

Following almost 2,000 votes in our poll to find out who you believe would be the most deserving new Formula 1 rookie, a clear winner has been revealed, with almost 100 votes more than his closest rival – 2008 GP2 Series Vice-Champion Bruno Senna.

More than a quarter of you think the Brazilian – nephew of the late, great three-time F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna – is worthy of a break in the top flight, after having looked a shoe-in for a plum seat at Brawn GP this year only to be overlooked in the final reckoning by his infinitely more experienced compatriot Rubens Barrichello.

Also receiving a large proportion of the vote was newly-crowned A1GP World Cup of Motorsport Champion Adam Carroll, who has made no secret of his desire to prove himself at the highest level, having been a consistent front-runner in the majority of the junior formulae.

Karun Chandhok was the other big scorer as the Indian bids to become only the second of his countrymen ever to make the grade in F1, with Narain Karthikeyan having broken the mould as the first when he competed for Jordan Grand Prix back in 2005.

DTM race-winner and Mercedes-Benz protégé Paul di Resta similarly polled more than ten per cent of the vote, whilst GP2 Series title rivals Lucas di Grassi and Romain Grosjean – both Renault Driver Development programme members last year – received less support. They are joined at the foot of the rankings by the two American hopefuls – leading lady Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti, grandson of 1978 F1 World Champion Mario Andretti.

The full results of the poll are as follows:

Bruno Senna 26.9%

Adam Carroll 22.5%

Karun Chandhok 15.8%

Paul di Resta 10.6%

Lucas di Grassi 7.0%

Danica Patrick 6.3%

Romain Grosjean 6.2%

Marco Andretti 4.5%

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Dan Joseph - Unregistered

May 26, 2009 12:53 PM

The fact that Bruno's mother, Vivian, would not allowed him to race between the age of 10 and 20 years old when other drivers learn lifetime skills during this period and the fact that despite this there is so much talk about him proves to me that he deserves a chance in F1. He came second last year in the GP2 series and that speaks volumes to me. I would love nothing more than to see the name Senna back in F1 then we can let Bruno prove what he is really made of.

JDPower - Unregistered

May 15, 2009 10:43 PM

Actually Senna DIDN'T get the most votes, the most votes was actually for 'Other'. But then that's a little inconvenient for Crash with their constant Senna promo stories so is quietly left out. Also more than three quarters (76.11%) think he ISN'T most deserving. Aren't statistics great.

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