Bruno Senna has completed the driver line-up for the United Autosports squad for the Rolex 24 at Daytona joining Will Owen, Paul di Resta and Hugo de Sadeleer in one of its Ligier JS P217 cars.

After United Autosports grabbed headlines by revealing two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso as part of its driver line-up, the team has a wealth of experience in its ranks with Senna joining. The Brazilian driver recently sealed the 2017 WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP2 drivers alongside Julien Canal for Vaillante Rebellion.

Senna joins Owen, Williams F1 reserve driver di Resta and de Sadeleer in one car while Alonso, McLaren third and reserve driver Lando Norris and Phil Hanson in the sister Ligier JS P217 for the iconic Daytona race. The former F1 driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna is thrilled to join the star-studded line-up at United Autosports for the 24-hour endurance race on the 26-27 January.

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“I’m very excited to join United Autosports on this challenge for Daytona,” Senna said. “It’s an incredibly accomplished team and with the experience from 2017, great technical talent, as well as the incredibly strong driver line-up, we should be up for a good fight right from the start. I’m thrilled we have completed our Rolex 24 At Daytona line up and that Bruno will be joining the team,” Zak Brown, team owner and Chairman, said. He’s a fantastic driver and a proven race and championship winner so will be a great asset to our team.”

Senna becomes the latest high profile driver to join the Daytona grid alongside regular F1 drivers Lance Stroll at Jackie Chan DCR JOTA and Alonso in the sister United Autosports car.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway acts as the season opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with United Autosports  entering two Ligier JS P217s. The official test – the Roar before the 24 – takes place on 5-7 January with the 24 hours being held two weeks later on 26-27 January. The 2018 event will mark the 56th running of the endurance race.

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Some how the statement, "...which will also star Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris and Lance Stroll." just doesn't sound right if you throw Lance sTroll into the mix, unless it was star in their own mind. 

It's funny coz Lance Stroll has more experience at the Daytona 24 hours than the Alonso or Norris.  Seriously, he dominated the Euro F3 in 2016, took a 5th place at Daytona which also set a record for the youngest highest place finisher in the history of the event.  As a rookie in F1 where cars are known to be harder to learn and drive he held his own finishing very close to Massa in the points.  Just because he is not the next Verstappen people automatically write him off, he is 19, in F1 and has plenty of scope to improve, all F1 drivers are stars, there are so few of them how could the not be?

When it comes to F1, people are judging him on how he compares to his team mate. The points comparison was flattering because in reality, Massa was clearly faster, and in fact the gap between the two widened as the year went on. The reason Stroll was kept instead of Massa was because of youth and his money sponsorship, not because he was better than Massa, and that is the thing people are frustrated about. F1 should strive to have the best drivers. The facts are Massa was and is a better driver than Stroll, when even Felipe, bless his soul, is passed his best.