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Senna keen to secure future

Bruno Senna keen to show he can still do a job in F1 despite being left on the sidelines by Hispania Racing
Bruno Senna says he is working hard to try and secure a role for the 2011 season in order to 'show what he is capable of'.

The Brazilian joined the F1 grid last year with backmarkers Hispania Racing but endured a difficult season with the uncompetitive F110 and managed a best finish of 14th. Indeed, the Brazilian only one managed to qualify inside the top 20 during a rain-affected session at Spa.

Senna has already been ruled out of the running to fill the second seat at Hispania for 2011 by team boss Colin Kolles and now has limited options for the year ahead, but he said he was keen to secure a role that would show he is capable of making an impression on the grid in future years.

“2011 isn't going to be easy,” he told The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor. “It's obvious that F1 has been going through many changes and it is the most difficult time ever to be involved if you aren't established or don't have the right route into a seat.

“We are still looking at the options that are left but it isn't going to be easy. [Looking back] I would still have taken the chance to drive for HRT last year to prove myself even though it is more difficult to prove yourself when you have a car that isn't competitive.

“But we are working to try and find an opportunity to continue working and hopefully get a competitive race seat to show what I am capable of.”

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January 24, 2011 3:57 PM
Last Edited 2287 days ago

It's a shame for F1 that the likes of Hulkenberg and Senna who have talent can't get a seat and the likes of Petrov - who has the money - can. When they were racing together in GP2, Petrov was always waaaay behind from these two, or these two were streets ahead (whichever way you want to put it). People say Petrov improved towards the end of the season, get real. With that car (Renault) a driver like Senna and Hulkenberg would have done better than that right from the start of the season.

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January 24, 2011 7:11 PM

At the start, I'm sure he thought his name alone would propell him straight to the front of the field - sadly it proves that decent talent and a god like name and uncle just isn't enough anymore. Agree with the comments that suggest others less able but more well heeled are there whilst the likes of Senna, Hulk , Karun should be there but aren't. That's tough - that's life - but mega money talks nowadays.

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