Senna says he has good chance of emulating uncle
Brazilian driver Bruno Senna said on Tuesday he had a good chance of
following his late uncle and triple world champion Ayrton into Formula
One next year.
The 24-year-old finished runner-up this season in GP2, Formula One's
feeder series, and said he has been talking to several grand prix teams
about the possibility of graduating to their championship.
"Obviously, I had a great season in GP2, it was a season with a few
highs and few lows but good enough to finish second," Senna told
reporters after a Mercedes SLR event at the Nuerburgring in Germany.
"And I guess it gave me good possibilities to go to Formula One next
"We have been speaking with quite a few teams and there is great
interest from a few of them.
"So there are a few opportunities as a race driver, a few as a test
driver...but there is a lot of competition and I need to come ahead of
the competition right now on the negotiations and see if I can get a
Ferrari-powered Toro Rosso, race winners in Italy this month, have a
definite vacancy and possibly two with Germany's Sebastian Vettel moving
up to the main Red Bull team and France's Sebastien Bourdais yet to be
That team is also co-owned by former driver Gerhard Berger, a family
friend and Ayrton Senna's team mate at McLaren in the early 1990s.
"Toro Rosso is one of the possibilities in Formula One, not the only
one, but it can make the whole difference and for sure he (Berger) still
gives me great advice and helped all the way," said Senna. Renault,
Honda and BMW may also have changed lineups next season but any
vacancies are more likely to be at test driver level.