Leaked Email Caused Senna's Suspension at Silverstone

For those of you who believe Bruno Senna was benched during the recent British Grand Prix at Silverstone due to sponsorship reasons, this following piece of information will probably calm you down (in case you're Senna's fans). The Brazilian driver in not having financial problems and he will return to his HRT racing seat from as early as the upcoming German Grand Prix.

What happened with Senna was only Hispania Racing Team's way of punishing its driver for disciplinary reasons. To be more precise, it seems that a simple email sent by the former GP2 driver triggered this whole state of events within the Spanish team prior to the Silverstone events.

According to Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport, Senna wrote down a number of reasons why he is unsatisfied with his current team, including the poor management exercised by the team's boss Colin Kolles. The e-mail was intended for several media worldwide. Bad luck struck when the 26-year old Brazilian racer accidentally sent it to the Romanian-born team principal.

Needless to say, Kolles' first reaction was to suspend Senna for one race. Sakon Yamamoto was the first choice for a replacement, as the Japanese driver quickly came up with some $5 million in sponsorship (reportedly) to return to an F1 cockpit. However, even before the qualifying session started last Saturday, the team announced Senna will return to race in Germany.

Ironically or not, it was actually Senna's teammate Karun Chandhok who was struggling with finances prior to the British Grand Prix, as some lateness in payments from his sponsors had put him on the question list for the remainder of the 2010 season. Whether he will succeed in securing that seat until the last race of the season, we're yet to find out.
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