Friday, March 13, 2009

Senna squeezed out

Prior to Ross Brawn’s takeover, Err Management buyout of the forlorn Honda F1 racing team, Bruno Senna had tested for the Brackley based squad and an inking of his replacing of Formula 1’s elder statesman Ruben Barrichello seemed immanent.

But with the prolonged negotiations of possible suitors, along with Max Mosley’s deepening cuts against testing, there was little room for the aspiring Brazilian to make the jump into F1 this year and hence, Bruno having forgone opportunities to remain in GP2 is now left pondering his racing future...

And with it being Friday the 13th and all of that stuff that goes along with it, (Hmm? Where’s Mr. EJ Visoberry?) I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to scribble about Bruno, whom after all last year had the bizarre incident with a wandering Nomadic pooch upon a GP2 racing circuit!

Yet, Bruno has just tested at Paul Ricard with Team Oreca Matmut aboard one of their LMP1 prototypes; alongside ex-Formula 1 piloto Olivier Panis, Le Mans 24 Hour winner Stephane Ortelli and Team Oreca endurance regulars Nicolas Lapierre and Soheil Ayari, as they prepare the teams Courage-Oreca LC70’s for this years upcoming 24 Heurs du Mans event, although Bruno’s just testing with the team...

Dog Day Afternoon