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Senna to Lotus, Really?

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posted Nov 1, 2010

No chance-Would love to see it though.

I would like Bruno to do well and get on the podium one day.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

It's only because he has the Senna name basically. Lots of hype and flashing media lights.

I'm not sure about this dubious decision, because Bruno has only been racing at the rear of the field, but he hasn't impressed me THAT much.

I'm not sure I would replace Trulli with Senna yet...

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posted Nov 1, 2010

Trulli doesn't bring sponsors. The Senna name can bring the money in and Lotus seem serious enough to get the team to the middle of the field sooner rather than later.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

I think Senna has done a respectable job in a really poor car. I'm not really sure it's a very good barometer of performance. I'd like to see him in a better car for sheer curiosity.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

Bruno can get on the podium any time he wants; all he has to do is wait till everyone else has gone home.

Surely there are a few young British drivers out there who could do as well in the Lotus? Sam Bird or Oliver Turvey for instance?
And if Senna were to get ANY F1 drive next season and Paul di Resta didn't, I'd be very angry.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

No he hasn't shown anywhere close to the talent and has probably only kept the seat he is in due to sponsorship deals.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

I feel quite sorry for Bruno. Talk about living in a long shadow. Sending him over to Lotus will obviously draw greater comparisons, even though it's definitely a different Lotus.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

I think Bruno deserves a chance in a half decent seat because I do think he has some talent, he almost got the Honda/Brawn seat if it was not for Honda pulling out, he also beat Chandock, Di Grassi, Buemi, Grosjean, Maldonado, Petrov, d'Ambrosio, Kobayashi in GP2.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

Senna doesn't deserve Lotus. They should have a decent car next year, and that needs decent drivers.

He has had some time to prove to everyone that he deserves to be in F1, however he made very silly mistakes, he was destroyed by Klien, and he lacks consistency.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

sergeantchadders (U11280173)
And if Senna were to get ANY F1 drive next season and Paul di Resta didn't, I'd be very angry.

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With you on that one.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

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.

I hope he gets a chance and can show people what he can do. I for one think he has coped well with things this year and deserves to be in a mid field car in 2011

Good luck Bruno!

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posted Nov 1, 2010

Chadders

Missed this one
"And if Senna were to get ANY F1 drive next season and Paul di Resta didn't, I'd be very angry."

Total agreement on that one but would like to see Liuzzi move out of Di'restas way as he has had more than enough years falling of the track to show he is never going to make it.

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posted Nov 1, 2010

Senna hasn't really been given a fair go. In a very rubbish Hispania.

I'd like to see him given a go in this year's Ferrari and McLaren(due to Aryton's links with these teams) and he can show how good he is.

Very unlikely, but would be a nice touch from Ferrari or McLaren to had a spin in their cars

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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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