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Senna still 'battling' for a place in F1

Bruno Senna: My situation remains the same as before...

Bruno Senna has denied reports that he has signed or is close to signing deal to race for Williams this year.

Speculation surrounding the Brazilian has intensified this week, with some sources suggesting that Embratel, a Rio de Janeiro-based company that backs 28-year-old, could take over as title sponsor and replace AT&T, which ended its deal with the Grove-based outfit on December 31.

Senna, who made his F1 debut in 2010 with Hispania and who impressed at the end of last season, when he was drafted in for the last eight races by Lotus Renault GP to replace Nick Heidfeld, has confirmed though that nothing is in place as yet.

"Despite some rumours, my situation remains the same as before," Senna wrote on his Facebook page.

"i.e. I'm still not confirmed with any team and still battling for a place in F1. Thanks for the support. Let's keep fighting!"

Senna had hoped to stay with Lotus Renault GP for 2012. However, the Enstone-based operation instead opted for Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

Senna is thought to be one of a number of drivers' in contention for the second Williams seat, along with fellow Brazilian and veteran Rubens Barrichello, ex-Force India man Adrian Sutil, former Toro Rosso pilot Jaime Alguersuari and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

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26.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
26.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
27.11.2011- Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
26.11.2011- Qualifying, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
25.11.2011- Friday Practice 1, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
25.11.2011- Friday Practice 1, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31
25.11.2011- Friday Practice 1, Bruno Senna (BRA), Lotus Renault GP R31

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Souvikb - Unregistered

January 06, 2012 6:56 PM

And again I ask you Richard,why don't people rate him?What has he done or rather not done for him to be rated poorly by the fans?Is it because he has Senna as his last name,he needs to start winning or blow his competitors out of the field?Now don't tell me he hasn't won anything including GP2,coz Maldonado has won one and he is still rated poorly.Don't tell me Alonso,Webber,Vettel or Hamilton when they came in showed signs of greatness by immediately challenging or beating their team mates,putting their car where it didn't deserve to be.They came in at a time when unlimited testing was still available with Lewis and Vettel in competitive cars(TR was almost the same car and RBR).I don't know how much testing was done by the Minardi team, but I would guess Alonso had more seat time in an F1 car than when Senna came in.Paul di Resta is praised sky high,but he didn't blow Sutil out of the field.Also he made his debut in a car which is high midfield not a complete back marker like the HRT.

Souvikb - Unregistered

January 06, 2012 6:58 PM

contd. Hulkenberg failed to beat Rubens,but is still praised.Perez's only great attribute is he can drive an entire race on one set of tires.Please tell me since 2009 which rookie has shown signs of greatness(testing ban introduced).Sorry for the rant and a big a** comment but I just don't understand the fan rating system.

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