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Senna And Williams Reunite

by on January 17, 2012
Williams Signs Senna

01.17.12

No longer breaking news as the internet and all forms of social media have been buzzing all day (like my phone stuck in Twitter vibrate mode, giving my left hip a complex), but Williams F1 has finally confirmed Bruno Senna as the occupant of second seat. 

William’s decision to sign Senna, gives new life to Bruno who had found himself without a drive and reunites two names in Formula One which have a certain sense of history.

This move also means that Rubens who has been in the sport since 1993 and has 322 F1 starts to his credit is currently without a seat for 2012.  Soon to be 40 years old, and with only one available drive left, Barrichello may most likely find himself forced to retire from F1 (at least as a driver).

Bruno, nephew to the late great Ayrton Senna, has had a somewhat successful racing career, although his best ever result may have been in 2008 when he finished 2nd overall in his GP2 stint.  Bruno used to race karts against his uncle, on the family farm in his early days, showing promise of a fruitful career poised to follow in Ayrton’s footsteps.

To date, Senna has 26 F1 starts to his credit, however, due to the  relative uncompetitive nature of the cars he was driving, he has been unable to crack the top 10 in his F1 career thus far.  Having found himself without a seat for the 2012, it seemed as though Bruno’s F1 career may have passed him by. 

It is understood that Sir Frank Williams has had Bruno assessed from as far back as last season and has decided to sign the young Brazilian, thus uniting the two great F1 names once again (that of Williams and Senna).  The sound of these two names tolls like a bell that stirs many emotions.  It was behind the wheel of a Williams that F1 Legend Ayrton Senna lost his life after crashing into a barrier during the San Marino GP in 1994.

Bruno now joins Pastor Maldonado at Williams and will work at trying to build on his current experience and climb the F1 ladder of success.

We would like to wish Bruno all the best in his young F1 career and also tip our hat to Rubens and wish him happy days wherever he may be and whatever he may be doing in the future, be it in or out of the F1 world.

 

Ernie Black

 Twitter: Follow at @GOGGS_ON_F1 and related @F1DidUKnow

 

 
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