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Bruno Senna

Knowledge Identifier: +Bruno_Senna


Bruno Senna

Brazilian Formula One racing driver and the nephew of the late three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1983.

Countries: (16%), United Kingdom (14%), Spain (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Karun Chandhok, Rubens Barrichello

Linked to: Renault in Formula One, Williams F1, McLaren, Autosport




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Bruno Senna was born in 1983 add something


Despite these setbacks including the death of his father in a motorbike accident in 1996, Senna's mother Vivane had reluctantly backed her son's interest in motor racing add something


His father, Flávio Lalli, died in a motorcycle crash in 1996 add something


At Imola in 2004, however, on the 10th anniversary of his uncle's death, Senna was given an example of his uncle's 1986 Lotus 98T as a gift from an Italian friend add something


In 2004, Bruno competed in six races of the Formula BMW UK series for Carlin Motorsport, scoring six points add something


Senna drove the car at the 2004 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix meeting in São Paulo, at Interlagos, where Ayrton had won in 1991 and 1993 add something


In 2005, he moved on to the British Formula Three International Series, driving for the Räikkönen Robertson Racing team owned by then-McLaren Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen and his business managers David and Steve Robertson add something


In 2006 he stayed with the team and finished third in the series standings behind champion and teammate Mike Conway and Oliver Jarvis, taking five victories add something


In 2006, Senna competed in the Formula Three support races at the 2006 Australian Grand Prix, winning three of the four races add something


In October 2006 Senna was said to be targeting a seat on the Formula One grid by add something


In October 2006 he appeared in an eight-part weekly series called "Vroom Vroom" on British TV station Sky One add something


During the four week break in the GP2 series between the Monaco and French races, Senna took part in the third round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli European series at Silverstone on June 9 and 10, 2007 add something


He signed to drive for the Red Bull-sponsored Arden International team for the 2007 GP2 Series add something


He drove for the team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series add something


Senna switched teams for the 2008 season, moving to iSport International, where his team-mate was Karun Chandhok add something


Bruno Senna sampled a contemporary Formula One car for the first time in November 2008 when he tested for Honda in Barcelona add something


Karun Chandhok - Chandhok remained in GP2 for 2008, switching to the iSport International team where he was partnered by Bruno Senna


Lucas di Grassi - Having previously been a test driver for Renault in , di Grassi tested for the Honda Racing F1 Team at the end of 2008, alongside fellow Brazilian and GP2 rival Bruno Senna


Despite Senna, over the course of the three day test, coming to within 0,3 seconds of Honda F1 racing driver Jenson Button, the later announcement that Honda would withdraw from Formula One with immediate effect amid the economic crisis appeared to have significantly lessened his opportunity of a 2009 race seat in Formula One, unless the squad were to find a buyer before the beginning of the season in March add something


Senna was expected to be the team's second driver were it to make the 2009 grid, until Rubens Barrichello was reported to have re-signed with the team add something


On 30 October 2009, Senna announced that he had signed a deal to race in Formula One in 2010; on 31 October 2009, Adrián Campos confirmed that Senna would be driving for "Campos Meta" add something


Rubens Barrichello - Barrichello was rather worried when rumours were going around saying that he would lose his seat to the young Bruno Senna, the nephew of Barrichello's friend, idol and mentor Ayrton Senna, but Brawn decided to choose Barrichello to partner Jenson Button in 2009


Honda in Formula One - It was rumoured that the team would enter the 2009 season with backing from driver Bruno Senna's personal sponsors and Honda itself


HRT F1 - On the weekend of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Campos confirmed that Bruno Senna, the nephew of former world champion Ayrton Senna, would be one of their racing drivers for 2010


Senna made his Formula One début in 2010, driving for Hispania Racing add something


Gerhard Berger - Berger later acted as an advisor to Bruno Senna, Ayrton's nephew, who made his Formula One debut with the HRT F1 Team in the 2010 World Championship, and subsequently switched to Williams


GP2 Series - Karun Chandhok, Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov were granted an F1 seat in 2010


Sakon Yamamoto - On 8 July 2010 HRT principal Colin Kolles announced that Yamamoto was to replace Bruno Senna for the , where he qualified 24th and last, he went on to finish 20th and last, just behind his team-mate Karun Chandhok


On 22 August, Eddie Jordan reported that Senna would replace Nick Heidfeld for the remaining races of the 2011 season add something


Senna's result in Sepang gained more points for the team than Williams had earned throughout the whole of the 2011 season, Senna finished 7th in China and classified 22nd in Bahrain after retiring due to brake issues add something


On 7 January 2011, HRT announced that Senna would not drive for them during the 2011 season add something


On 31 January 2011, Senna was announced as a test and reserve driver for the Renault team add something


Heidfeld was given the race seat on 16 February 2011 add something


On 24 July 2011, after the conclusion of the , it was confirmed that Senna would make his first appearance of the season, replacing Heidfeld in the first free-practice session at the add something


Romain Grosjean - At the start of 2011, Grosjean returned to the newly branded Lotus Renault GP team as one of five test drivers along with Bruno Senna, Ho-Pin Tung, Jan Charouz and Fairuz Fauzy


On 17 January 2012, Senna was confirmed as a Williams driver, where he partners Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado add something


On July 15, 2012, Senna collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in Brisighella he was the 19th driver to collect the award add something


Williams F1 - According to a range of sources, it was confirmed on 17 January 2012 that Bruno Senna will be the driver to partner Maldonado, effectively ending Rubens Barrichello's F1 career


Rubens Barrichello - On 17 January 2012, Williams confirmed that Bruno Senna would replace Barrichello at Williams for the season


Senna finished the season 16th in the Championship on 31 points and was dropped by Williams for 2013 in favour of Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas on 28 November 2012 add something


Senna finished the season 16th in the Championship on 31 points and was dropped by Williams for 2013 in favour of Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas on 28 November 2012 add something


On 5 February 2013, it was confirmed that Senna would be racing for Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 add something


On 7 March 2014, Senna was added to the Sky Sports F1's coverage lineup for seven races: Malaysia, China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, USA and Brazil add something


On 26 May 2014, Mahindra Racing confirmed Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna as their $Formula_E (FIA_Formula_E_Championship) drivers for the 2014-15 season add something


On 9 February 2015 it was confirmed that Senna would be a factory driver for the McLaren GT3 project add something


On 8 March 2016, Senna was announced as part of Channel 4's Formula One coverage, appearing in special features throughout the season add something