Bruno Senna

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Bruno Senna
Bruno Senna canada 2011.jpg
Born (1983-10-15) 15 October 1983 (age 30)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  Brazilian
Active years 20102012
Teams HRT, Renault, Williams
Races 46 (46 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 33
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last race 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009, 2013
Teams Oreca Matmut – AIM, Aston Martin Racing
Best finish DNF
Class wins 0

Bruno Senna Lalli (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbrunu ˈsenɐ], born 15 October 1983 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver currently racing for Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He is the nephew of the late Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula One world champion. Bruno Senna raced in the Formula One World Championship from 2010 to 2012. He made his Formula One début driving for Hispania Racing in 2010, raced for Renault from August 2011 as a replacement for Nick Heidfeld [1] and drove for the Williams team in 2012. His mother is Ayrton's older sister, Viviane. His father, Flávio Lalli, died in a motorcycle crash in 1996. The colour scheme of Bruno's helmet is a slightly modified version of that used by his uncle Ayrton Senna.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He was first taught the skills of motor racing by his grandfather Milton da Silva at the age of five.[2] Bruno raced go-karts against Ayrton on the family farm, and Ayrton regarded his nephew's potential very highly. When leaving McLaren at the end of 1993, Ayrton said: "If you think I'm fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno".[3] Ayrton's death while driving a Williams at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, however, brought Bruno's own racing career to an abrupt halt. 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.[2]

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. 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.

Ayrton's McLaren team mate of the 19901992 seasons, Gerhard Berger is a close friend of the Senna family and has advised Senna on his career. Senna's sister, Bianca, meanwhile, has managed his affairs and sponsorship acquisition.

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

Formula Three (2005–2006)[edit]

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. His results included three podium finishes in the last seven races of the season, as he finished tenth in the final standings. 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. He won the opening two races of the series at Oulton Park in the wet. He again won the first race at Donington Park and then won the second race at Mugello in Italy, again in the wet.

Senna had a massive crash during the first race of round five of the series at Snetterton. On lap 2, he and Hitech Racing's Salvador Durán clashed wheels on the Revett Straight at nearly 150 mph (240 km/h). Senna's car took off just before the bridge, and may have even clipped it, while cartwheeling through the air.[4] His car landed violently and careered along and down the safety barrier for some distance, but Senna walked away. His car however was damaged beyond immediate repair and Senna missed out on the second race of the day.

Bruno Senna driving a Dallara F304 in a support race at the 2006 Australian Grand Prix

On the rear wing of the car he had advertised the Ayrton Senna Foundation web page.

In 2006, Senna competed in the Formula Three support races at the 2006 Australian Grand Prix, winning three of the four races.[5][6]

On 28 May Senna made his first appearance on Monaco circuit, as a guest in the Porsche Supercup event. Unfortunately, he was forced to retire at the first corner because of a clutch failure.

In October 2006 he appeared in an eight-part weekly series called Vroom Vroom on British TV station Sky One. Each week he would drive a different car being tested on the show, as quickly as possible, to the top of a multi-storey car park.

GP2 Series (2007–2008)[edit]

In October 2006 Senna was said to be targeting a seat on the Formula One grid by 2009.[7] He signed to drive for the Red Bull-sponsored Arden International team for the 2007 GP2 Series. He finished fourth on his debut at Bahrain and soon after scored his first win in the feature race in Spain. In the single race Monaco event, Senna struggled owing to poor tyres.

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 9 and 10 June 2007. Driving an F430 on a weekend devoted to the 60th anniversary of Ferrari, Senna won both races, starting each from pole. The purpose of this involvement was to gain a better understanding of the circuit, which is on the GP2 calendar.

Senna driving for iSport International at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season

At Silverstone, a mistake during qualifying on the Friday meant Senna started 26th and last. After a great start Senna was able to finish 11th in the feature race. The sprint race was not any better in terms of points with a 10th place finish. A poor qualifying session at the Nurburgring for the feature race meant Senna started 16th but was up to ninth after a cleverly timed first pit stop. However he was given a drive-through penalty after being involved in a collision with Adam Carroll and ended up finishing a poor 15th. The Sprint race ended on the first lap after a collision. At Hungary for both races, Senna finished out of the top ten after struggling with the set-up of the car. The feature race in Turkey brought another poor result, however Senna finished sixth in the sprint race and with it came his first points since France. At Monza Senna finished fourth after starting fourteenth. Starting fifth for the sprint race Senna had an excellent start by moving up to second, however after contact with Luca Filippi resulted in bent steering, Senna managed to finish third and on the podium for the first time since France in July. At Spa Senna showed raw pace through practice and set the third fastest time early on during Qualifying for the feature race. However a stall on the grid meant he started 22nd and while fighting to make up ground he got a bit of oversteer and then the camber changed, ending his day in the tyre barrier. Starting at the back of the grid for the sprint race, Senna finished eighth leaving Belgium pointless. At the season finale in Valecia Spain, Senna ended the feature race with a DNF and thus starting the sprint race from 19th could only manage to finish 14th. This was a positive season on the whole for Senna finishing in the top 10 in only his third full year of single seater racing, with one win and three podiums.

Senna switched teams for the 2008 season, moving to iSport International, where his team-mate was Karun Chandhok.[8] He also drove for the team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series. In the second round of the season at Istanbul Senna collided with a stray dog during the sprint race. The suspension of Senna's car was damaged in the incident, causing him to retire. Senna himself escaped without injury, while the dog died in the incident. Senna won the GP2 Feature race at Monte Carlo, the first time in 15 years since the Senna name has shown at the top of the leaderboards at the principality. It also moved Senna to first position in the points table, although he was to eventually finish runner-up in the championship to Giorgio Pantano.

Le Mans Series (2009)[edit]

Senna driving for Oreca at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Senna had been holding out for a Formula One drive for 2009, and after he realised this would not happen, he began looking at other opportunities to keep him "race fit" ahead of negotiations for a 2010 drive in Formula One. He tested with the AMG-Mercedes DTM team, but after holding talks with the outfit he decided he did not want to commit himself to the series.[9]

After testing an Oreca LMP1 car, Senna joined the team to race the 24 Hours of Le Mans[10] and the Le Mans Series. His first race was the 2009 1000 km of Catalunya, teamed with Stéphane Ortelli, finishing 3rd.

Formula One[edit]

Senna demonstrating a Ferrari 312B2 Formula One car at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bruno Senna sampled a contemporary Formula One car for the first time in November 2008 when he tested for Honda in Barcelona. Honda assessed the Brazilian during their first winter test at the Circuit de Catalunya on November 17–19. His tasks included an initial familiarisation with Honda's RA108 car and its systems before progressing to a full programme during which the team intended to evaluate his performance, technical skill and ability to work within a large team organisation.

Despite Senna, over the course of the three-day test, coming to within 0.3 seconds of then 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. Senna was expected to be the team's second driver were it to make the 2009 grid,[11] until Rubens Barrichello was reported to have re-signed with the team.[12] Senna decided not to sign with Mercedes for 2009 DTM season "to focus completely on his Formula One chances".[13] Bruno Senna said to the BBC in an interview that he did not want to negotiate with Lotus because of sentimental reasons as his uncle Ayrton Senna took his first win with Team Lotus. He also told the BBC that "I felt important to enter F1 now otherwise I would never be in it". He also told the BBC he had been negotiating with Manor GP, Campos Meta & one existing outfit rumoured to be Brawn GP as he was close to securing a drive the previous season but Barrichello renewed his contract with Brawn.[14] Rubens Barrichello admitted he was lucky to be driving for Brawn. Barrichello said "I'm just lucky that at this time F1 has changed a little bit". He also wished Bruno the very best in the future, saying he only had a position as Ross Brawn chose the more experienced person because of lack of testing time. He also said he was sure due to Senna's potential that he would get a drive next season.[15]

HRT (2010)[edit]

Senna driving for Hispania Racing at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, his Formula One début

On 30 October 2009, Senna announced that he had signed a deal to race in Formula One in 2010;[16] on 31 October 2009, Adrián Campos confirmed that Senna would be driving for Campos Meta.[17] It was unclear whether Senna still had the drive after the takeover of Campos by José Ramón Carabante, with new team principal Colin Kolles saying the new-look team would need to find extra funding, review the existing operation, and announce the driver line up in due course, with no mention of Senna. On 2 March, Campos announced a name change to Hispania Racing. Two days later, Karun Chandhok was confirmed as Senna's team-mate.[18]

Senna wore a plain yellow helmet at the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix to advertise a competition where fans could design his helmet for his home race later in the year

After nine races, Senna was replaced for the British Grand Prix, with Sakon Yamamoto filling his seat.[19] Senna returned to the driver's seat for the German Grand Prix with Yamamoto replacing Chandhok in the team's other car.

On 7 January 2011, HRT announced that Senna would not drive for them during the 2011 season.[20]

Renault (2011)[edit]

On 31 January 2011, Senna was announced as a test and reserve driver for the Renault team.[21] On 9 February, the team confirmed that Senna would be sharing testing duties with Nick Heidfeld on the Saturday and Sunday of the four-day test at Jerez. This was to evaluate the drivers in preparation of replacing the injured Robert Kubica for the 2011 season.[22] Heidfeld was given the race seat on 16 February 2011.[23] On 24 July 2011, after the conclusion of the German Grand Prix, it was confirmed that Senna would make his first appearance of the 2011 season, replacing Heidfeld in the first free-practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix.[24]

Senna scored his first F1 points for Renault at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix.

On 22 August, Eddie Jordan reported that Senna would replace Nick Heidfeld for the remaining races of the 2011 season.[25] On 24 August this was confirmed by Renault.[1] He qualified seventh for his first race with the team, the Belgian Grand Prix, and finished 13th after colliding with Jaime Alguersuari at the first corner, for which Senna received a drive-through penalty. He finished ninth at the Italian Grand Prix, scoring his first Formula One points. In Singapore, the Renault cars struggled with grip on the slow street circuit, with Senna qualifying and finishing 15th, ahead of teammate Petrov. Senna finished 16th in Japan, 13th in Korea, and 12th in the first Indian Grand Prix, after being forced to change tyres late in the race. In Abu Dhabi, Senna again finished 16th after receiving a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags, and suffering a KERS failure.[26] In the final race of the season, his home race in Brazil, Senna outqualfied Petrov for the third time, by starting ninth on the grid. On lap 10 of the race, Senna was involved in a collision with Michael Schumacher, for which Senna received a drive-through penalty,[27] and finished the race in 17th place.

On 9 December, it was announced that Romain Grosjean would partner Kimi Räikkönen at the team in 2012, leaving Senna without a drive.[28]

Williams (2012)[edit]

Senna driving for Williams at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Senna at the 2012 US Grand Prix

On 17 January 2012, Senna was confirmed as a Williams driver, where he was partned by Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado.[29] As his uncle had been racing for Williams at the time of his death, Senna first sought out his family's blessing before joining the team.[30][31] Senna qualified 14th for the Australian Grand Prix, and retired in the race's closing stages after contact with Felipe Massa; both drivers later agreed that it was a racing incident.[32] He was classified 16th, having completed around 90% of the race distance. On 25 March, Senna scored his first points for Williams at the Malaysian Grand Prix, finishing in sixth place, for which he earned eight points after coming through the field in changeable conditions. 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. Three races later, his teammate Pastor Maldonado won his first Grand Prix in Spain as Senna retired in a collision with Michael Schumacher. After the race, a fire broke out in the Williams garage. Senna's car was damaged and four crew members were treated for injuries. Senna finished 10th in Monaco, 17th in Canada and in Europe Senna picked up a drive through penalty after a collision with Kamui Kobayashi, the damage from the collision and the penalty dropped Senna to 22nd and last, Senna finished the race in 11th which was became 10th after teammate Maldonado was given a 20-second time penalty after a collision with Lewis Hamilton. In Britain, Senna qualified 15th after he had to slow in his last lap as Romain Grosjean spun in the last corner, he started 13th after grid penalties and after a strong start finished the race in 9th. At the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix Senna scored the first fastest lap of his career after a late puncture dropped him from 8th place to 12th place. 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.[33]

FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans return[edit]

Aston Martin (2013)[edit]

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.[34]

Senna and his co-drivers had a successful start to the championship, winning at Silverstone and then collecting another podium at Spa. At Le Mans, the Aston Martin Vantage GT2 #99 driven by Senna, Rob Bell and Frédéric Makowiecki started from pole position[35] in the GTE class but did not finish the race after serious crash with 5 hours to the end, when running 3rd. Makowiecki had no major injures from the accident.[36] In Brazil at São Paulo there was contact with other cars just in front of Senna resulting in Senna making contact with one of the cars causing suspension damage that forced him to retire from the race.

EJ Viso & Bruno Senna at Lotus in Goodwood 2011

Outside Formula 1[edit]

Sky Sport F1 (2014)[edit]

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. Senna will also commentating during practice sessions alongside David Croft as well as providing race analysis with the presentation day throughout the seven Grand Prix weekends.

Senna will also make guest appearances on The F1 Show and operate the Skypad.[37]

Awards[edit]

On 15 July 2012, Senna collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in Brisighella, Italy he was the 19th driver to collect the award.[38]

Helmet design[edit]

Bruno Senna's helmet is a modified version of his uncle's helmet design: a yellow helmet with a green and blue S shaped stripe. The green stripe has a blue and white outline, while the blue stripe has a green and white outline. There is a green stripe under the chin area and a blue rounded rectangle in the top area.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Asian Formula Renault Challenge Shangsai FRD GT Tires Team 1 0 0  ? 1 N/A NC
Formula BMW UK Carlin Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 6 21st
2005 British Formula Three Räikkönen Robertson Racing 21 0 1 0 3 75 10th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2006 British Formula Three Räikkönen Robertson Racing 22 5 3 5 9 229 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Formula 3 Australian Grand Prix Bronte Rundle Motorsport 3 2 0  ? 3 N/A 1st
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany EMC Buchbinder ARAXA Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Porsche Supercup Porsche AG 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2007 GP2 Series Arden International 21 1 0 0 3 34 8th
Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari GB Dealer Team 2 2 2  ? 2 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix Räikkönen Robertson Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2008 GP2 Asia Series iSport International 9 0 0 4 2 23 5th
GP2 Series 20 2 3 0 6 64 2nd
2009 Le Mans Series Team Oreca Matmut – AIM 3 0 0 0 2 12 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 Formula One Hispania Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2011 Formula One Lotus Renault GP 8 0 0 0 0 2 18th
2012 Formula One Williams F1 Team 20 0 0 1 0 31 16th
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Aston Martin Racing 8 2 3 0 4 94 8th

As Senna was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.
* Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 Arden International BHR
FEA

4
BHR
SPR

8
ESP
FEA

1
ESP
SPR

4
MON
FEA

11
FRA
FEA

3
FRA
SPR

7
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

10
EUR
FEA

15
EUR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

12
TUR
FEA

10
TUR
SPR

6
ITA
FEA

4
ITA
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

8
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

14
8th 34
2008 iSport International ESP
FEA

2
ESP
SPR

4
TUR
FEA

15
TUR
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

5
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

5
GBR
FEA

6
GBR
SPR

1
GER
FEA

4
GER
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

3
EUR
FEA

9
EUR
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

11
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

5
ITA
SPR

9
2nd 64

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 iSport International DUB1
FEA

2
DUB1
SPR

19
IDN
FEA

7
IDN
SPR

2
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

8
BHR
FEA

4
BHR
SPR

Ret
DUB2
FEA

DSQ
DUB2
SPR

11
5th 23

Sports car racing[edit]

Complete Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2009 France Team Oreca-Matmut AIM LMP1 Courage-Oreca LC70E
Oreca 01
AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 M CAT
3
SPA
Ret
ALG
3
NÜR SIL 16th 12

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 France Team Oreca-Matmut AIM Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
Oreca 01-AIM LMP1 219 DNF DNF
2013 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE-Pro 252 DNF DNF

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 M SIL
1
SPA
2
LMS
Ret
SÃO
Ret
COA
1
FUJ
5
SHA
2
BHR
Ret
8th 94

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2010 Hispania Racing F1 Team Hispania F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 BHR
Ret
AUS
Ret
MAL
16
CHN
16
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
TUR
Ret
CAN
Ret
EUR
20
GBR GER
19
HUN
17
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
SIN
Ret
JPN
15
KOR
14
BRA
21
ABU
19
23rd 0
2011 Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN
TD
BEL
13
ITA
9
SIN
15
JPN
16
KOR
13
IND
12
ABU
16
BRA
17
18th 2
2012 Williams F1 Team Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 V8 AUS
16
MAL
6
CHN
7
BHR
22
ESP
Ret
MON
10
CAN
17
EUR
10
GBR
9
GER
17
HUN
7
BEL
12
ITA
10
SIN
18
JPN
14
KOR
15
IND
10
ABU
8
USA
10
BRA
Ret
16th 31

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Stock Car Brasil results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2013 GT Team Raízen Chevrolet Sonic INT
CUR
TAR
SAL
BRA
CAS
RBP
BRA
VEL
CUR
GOI
INT
15
NC† 0†
2014 Prati-Donaduzzi Peugeot 408 INT
1

21
SCZ
1

SCZ
2

BRA
1

BRA
2

GOI
1

GOI
2

INT
1

CAS
1

CAS
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

VEL
1

VEL
2

SAL
1

SAL
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

TAR
1

TAR
2

BRA
1

NC† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.

Notes and references[edit]

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  25. ^ "Bruno Senna replaces Nick Heidfeld at Renault, says Eddie Jordan". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Abu Dhabi: Race – selected team & driver quotes". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
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  28. ^ Noble, Jonathan (9 December 2011). "Romain Grosjean joins Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus Renault for 2012". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  29. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (17 January 2012). "Williams confirms Bruno Senna will race for the team in F1 in 2012". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  30. ^ Noble, Jonathan (17 January 2012). "Bruno Senna says he has family support to drive for Williams F1 team". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  31. ^ Heublein, Stephan (17 January 2012). "Senna signs deal to complete Williams lineup". Autoblog. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  32. ^ Beer, Matt (18 March 2012). "Massa and Senna agree that no blame can be apportioned for late collision". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  33. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2012-11-28). "Williams confirms Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado for 2013". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  34. ^ Watkins, Gary (5 February 2013). "Bruno Senna leaves F1 for Aston Martin Le Mans and WEC drive". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  35. ^ Surdin, Pavel (21 June 2013). "Double pole for Aston Martin at Le Mans". Motorsport. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  36. ^ Big Crash Frédéric Makowiecki Le Mans 24 Hours 2013, YouTube video
  37. ^ "Bruno Senna will join the Sky Sports F1 line-up this coming season". Sky Sports Online. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  38. ^ "Senna wins 2012 Lorenzo Bandini award". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nico Rosberg
Lorenzo Bandini Trophy
2012
Succeeded by
Piero Ferrari