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Senna to Lotus, Really?

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by AS1960 (U14551180) 01 November 2010
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I know this topic has already been deliberated on, but do you really think Bruno Senna has a realistic chance of landing a seat with Lotus, or is it simply that the Brazilian media is being over-enthusiastic

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posted Nov 2, 2010

I think that Trulli has appeared quite disinterested all season, but he's much more of a proven commodity than Senna. Lotus should keep their experienced drivers to help them in evolve, and then look for new drivers.

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comment by John (U14360467)

posted Nov 2, 2010

Depends how desperate Lotus are for the publicity. Bruno is no Ayrton.

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comment by Rob (U1679732)

posted Nov 2, 2010

Senna consistently outqualified Chandhok (6-3) and has consistently beaten Yamamoto (5-1 quali, 4-2 races). It's just a pity for him that he had a really bad day in Singapore and Klien managed to outqualify him by over a second. But anyone can have a bad day.

I don't think he'd be the worst choice for Lotus if one of their drivers (presumably Trulli) decides not to carry on next year.

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comment by scaffoo (U8927446)

posted Nov 2, 2010

He has the worst car on the grid by a mile, but his team mate has the same car. I would be expecting him to beat his team mate if thats the only thing he can do against the other teams better car performance. He hasn't done that, so does he deserve to get a better drive because of his talent, or because of his name and the so called promise of potential? I would love to see him emulating his uncle but the proof is in the results.

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posted Nov 2, 2010

No, I actually think Senna has performed the worst of all the new drivers on the grid this year. In terms of Hispania too, Senna and Yamamoto have been far the weaker pairing despite getting the drives when Chandhok and Klien were clearly faster and better racers. Ultimately, I don't think Senna actually deserves a race seat next year and a test driver role for him and Yamamoto would probably be fair.

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posted Nov 2, 2010

@ U14479987 'I think he deserves a proper crack at F1. Di Resta has a seat at Force India and has far more oportunity to shine than poor Bruno did with HRT.'

What about poor Karun? He wasn't given a chance, and he finished ahead of Senna in all but one or two races that he was in.

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comment by Simoc (U7084258)

posted Nov 2, 2010

Its a worry that the first time an experienced racer, Klein, drives the car he is a second faster. It just confirmed that Senna is not the man for F1 and they need one experienced driver to pair with a driver who brings in money.
These bottom teams aren't for drivers with aspirations of being a world F1 champion.
They're for journeyman soaking up the glamour.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

people say that Hispania is a dire car. Too right.
But his uncle had to start with Toleman and still showed enough to land a better deal later.
Whatever you can say about Alonso, let's not forget that he started at Minardi also and did enough to bring attention to his skills.
Bruno Senna sounds to me and to a lot of Brazilians as a guy that is using much more his surname than talent. This does not land you a seat on a big team neither points on the board.
It is sad to say but I feel he is simply not good enough.
As mentioned, maybe a time as a test driver may give him some knowledge but he is far from being the next Brazilian Top Driver. Let alone emulate his late uncle.

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posted Nov 6, 2010

I really think this season is all about the money for the HRT, because if not, how is possible that Senna is still driving the car and Chandok mean while, is siting in the bench as a reserve pilot, when he is the driver who best adapt himself to the car.
It was suppose that Senna would be out on the bench after Silverston and Germany but the money can every thing and is Chandok who is there waiting his opportunity. Him who 85% of the races, finished ahead of Senna, and some times even ahead of Virgin or Lotus's car ...
I hope they won't do the same mistake next year.

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comment by AS1960 (U14551180)

posted Nov 6, 2010

Senna has managed to eclipse Klien in both P3 and P2

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