Williams, Brawn Hope Bruno Senna Will Live Up to His Name
Senna has tested in the past – at the end of last year – with two F1 outfits, Scuderia Toro Rosso and the defunct Honda F1 Racing, but failed to secure a racing drive for 2009. Although very close to inking a deal with Brawn GP, the former Renault and Ferrari manager Ross Brawn preferred to keep Rubens Barrichello alongside Jenson Button.
Prior to the season finale at Abu Dhabi, Senna hinted that his debut in Formula One next year are close to 100 percent. However, he didn't disclose the name of his future team, although it is expected he'll sign a contract with a newly entrant. The most frequent rumor regarding his future team is related to Campos Grand Prix.
“I hope Bruno is quick because there is unfortunately an unimaginably great expectation on his shoulders. I just wish him well. It's important for the family that he does extremely well,” said Frank Williams according to British tabloid The Sun, soon after announcing Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg as his new lineup for 2010.
“It is important he does well because obviously the name is great. But it would be a shame if he doesn't do well because of course that carries the name as well,” added Brawn, who always spoke of Bruno Senna as a driver who has impressed him with his driving.
Senna never won the GP2 Series in the past, as his best result in Formula One's feeder series was a runner-up spot in 2008. After failing to secure an F1 drive at the beginning of 2009, Senna took a sabbatical.