Le Mans » Senna considering switch after Oreca test

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Gaz - Unregistered

March 12, 2009 4:26 PM

Jeez, Bruno must be gutted. The new BRAWN GP car is mega fast and all the top GP2 seats have gone (one to di Grassi who he battled with for the F1 seat).

Having to go Sportscars is such a step backwards IMO as it is usually the place where retired F1 drivers go, not the other way round.

Will be the end of Bruno's F1 career if he goes to Sportscars IMO. Not good.

kykiske - Unregistered

March 12, 2009 4:51 PM

Recently that may be the case, but remember that the likes of Webber and Schumacher both did sports cars before F1. My opinion is that Bruno has nothing to prove to F1 teams, so why do GP2 and risk the risk of damaging his reputation? Go to sportscars Bruno, experience long races and car management outside of the nut-house that is GP2 and get yourself into F1 next year older, wiser, fitter and stronger. He's a natural talent (especially given the lack of races he's competed in) and I'm sure most F1 team owners realise that.

Gaz - Unregistered

March 12, 2009 5:10 PM

Don't get me wrong, being a lifelong Ayrton Senna fan, I would love to see Bruno getting to F1 next year but I just fear for his future going to sportscars. It is a step backwards IMO and he could get forgotten about so easily. If he hadn't have been strung along by Honda and Mr Brawn, he would have been able to get one of the best GP2 seats and gone for the championship. Would have had a better chance at an F1 seat then IMO. I hope that I am wroven wrong, I really do.

Good luck Bruno, whatever you decide to do and that your F1 dreams do come true in 2010.

Kyle Bush - Unregistered

March 12, 2009 7:15 PM

Bruno has the best man in his corner - Bernie the senile one believe it or not :-o

Bernie's already said he would help bruno to get into F1 and he would absolutely hate to loose him to sportscars. He'll never let that happen - not permanently anyway - look what bernie and the fia did to group c when sportscars started to challenge F1 for popularity!

The white haired one can have his uses :)

Gaz - Unregistered

March 12, 2009 7:49 PM

Not in the slightest. I just feel that for someone who is aspiring to be an F1 driver, going to sportscars is not a step in the right direction in my opinion.

raiderC - Unregistered

March 13, 2009 5:24 PM

I see why he needs to look for other opportunities, but it is considered a step backwards (this from someone who would always rather watch an LMS/ALMS/FIAGT/etc race over an F1 race). The only danger is if he doesn't shine in the ORECA, or ends up in an even less competitive seat, that will be death for his F1 aspirations. Drivers like Yoong and Monteiro tried to go to lower series to keep their names in the minds of F1 bosses, they didn't win enough, so now F1 is over for them despite their personal sponsors.

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