I’m a huge Senna fan and last year was no different. Even with Hispania having a godawful car and year, I generally liked Bruno and absolutely was thrilled by Karun in the driver seat. When I heard of Bruno’s plans for this year I was ecstatic! Another Senna in a black and gold “Lotus” could it be true?
With Bouiller announcing Senna as the first replacement in a long line of reserve drivers, I was hoping he would get some seat time, even if just in Friday practice sessions. The events that unfolded with Kubica are extremely unfortunate however, F1 is both a sport and a business and the issue of who to replace Robert became top priority at Renault. Nick is experienced for sure, no one can debate that he isn’t, but seriously? Renault snatched a once in a lifetime opportunity from Bruno, a chance to show his driving ability in an extremely innovative car.
The picture above is perfect for the moment. Senna sitting behind the JPS Lotus looking distraught, much like his nephew must feel now.