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Campos confirms Bruno Senna for 2010

Bruno Senna to move into F1 for the 2010 season following confirmation of Campos deal
Campos Meta F1 has confirmed that it has signed Brazilian driver Bruno Senna for its first season of F1 in 2010.

The nephew of the late Ayrton Senna makes the move into F1 having seen his hopes of joining the grid this year come to an end following Honda's decision to quit the sport at the end of 2008.

The former GP2 race winner had tested with the team following the conclusion of the 2008 campaign and was tipped to take a seat alongside Jenson Button before the team's sale to Ross Brawn saw Rubens Barrichello retained in the second seat.

Senna becomes the first driver to officially sign with one of the four new F1 teams, having revealed earlier this month that the Spanish team represented his best option of joining the grid.

“I'm absolutely delighted to fulfil a lifetime dream,” the 26-year-old said. “Now it is time to set new targets.”

The identity of Senna's team-mate has yet to be revealed, with McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa being tipped to bring experience to the debutants.

While there was no comment on who will partner Senna, team CEO Enrique Rodriguez de Castro said he was thrilled that one of the most famous names in the sport would be returning to the grid with Campos in 2010.

“For Campos Meta it is an extraordinary honour to be returning the name of Senna to Formula One,” he said. “The deal with Senna confirms and re-enforces our prime objective of being not only the first Spanish Formula One team, but rather the first Iberian-American F1 team.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Bruno Senna to the team. We have followed him closely since his early days in minor series and test and witnessed how quickly he developed his speed and skills in GP2.

“It is astonishing how fast he entered the F1 scenario after just a few years in motor racing.”



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dg - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 12:49 PM

God why are there so many people on here hoping he will fail and expecting him to? Did you guys not watch him in GP2? He has what it takes. Some of his drivers in GP2 were great. If it wasn't for bad luck (Such as the dog at Istanbul and other things) he would of comfortably been champion. Also his testing pace at Honda was extremely impressive. So stop hating on him and give him a chance

tick-tock

October 31, 2009 2:37 PM

Considering he only started car racing in 2004 with a part season in F.BMW UK, to be GP2 runner-up by 2008 was remarkable. No doubt his name has helped him at every step of the ladder, in terms of getting into good teams, extra F3 running in Australia etc, but he's had to learn the basics in a VERY short time and has delivered results. What more can you ask for? I wouldn't expect him to star in F1 with Campos any time soon, as he's still got a lot of learning to do, but give the guy a chance. He deserves to be in F1 on merit.



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