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Senna to look at options after Honda blow.

Bruno Senna has said he will look at the options available to him before making a decision on his future racing career after the announcement that Honda is to withdraw from Formula One.

Senna had an encouraging test with the team last month at Barcelona and was widely tipped to secure a race seat alongside Jenson Button for 2009 – replacing fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.

However, Honda's decision to put the team up for sale has now left Senna to look at what other options may be available for next season.

While a drive with the Brackley-based team could still happen if a buyer is found, failure to sell the team would see Honda close it down – thereby removing a possible F1 seat for the new campaign.

"We'll have to look around and see what other options are open to us," he told Motorsports-Magazine.com. "These things happen. It's never been easy to get into Formula One – you just have to keep plugging away and see what turns up.

"I'm not burn any bridges there [Brackley], but I can't wait for ever. On the other hand, the financial situation is tough everywhere at the moment and it is difficult to see where things are heading. So in the circumstances, you have to be very flexible."

Senna is seen as potentially an attractive option for any potential buyer of the team due to his name and the fact he would be a strong draw for potential sponsors from South America.


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Joe - Unregistered

December 06, 2008 11:28 AM

Melonfarmer, your comments about Bruno are way off. Whilst a season in a F1 test role may be the wiser option, rather than heading straight for a race seat, it is undeniable he has come on leaps & bounds since he first sat in ANY competition race seat in 2005. You don't win races, beat your contemporaries who've been at it a heck of a lot longer than you, nor narrowly miss out on a championship, simply by having a familiar surname... a surname which is on his birth cirtificate so is hardly 'adopted'. Granted the family business initially helped finance his climb, but it's the man himself who actually drove the car to the victories & numerous podiums, the name then is incidental.

james - Unregistered

December 06, 2008 12:27 PM

joe - agreed. He's doing fantastically well considering his experience. If not for mechanical failure and a stray dog he'd have been a lot closer to Pantano in GP2 or even won it. The surname undoubtedly helps open doors for him (and I am sure it's as much of a hinderance at times away from the track) but he's the guy in the drivers seat and he's delivering. Kimi went from FRenault to F1, how come he can do that successfully yet Senna can't even graduate from GP2 runner-up to F1 in some peoples' eyes?



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