Senna to race for rest of season, despite being dropped by HRT for the British GP
13 July 2010

Bruno Senna will race for HRT for the remainder of the Formula One 2010 season, despite being dropped for the British grand prix.

Sakon Yamamoto took Senna's place at Silverstone, but the team gave no reason for the driver change when the announcement was made last Thursday.

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In a statement, HRT said that it had simply wanted to give an "opportunity" for Yamamoto at the British grand prix.

The statement said: "In respect to the rumours about Bruno Senna's current status with HRT F1 Team, the team wants to confirm that Bruno Senna has all the support of the Spanish team, that he remains one of the HRT F1 Team official drivers and that he will be continuing to drive in the remaining races of the 2010 Formula One world championship."

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The Japanese driver, who has previously raced for Spyker and Super Aguri, has been at the team since April as its test driver. He finished 20th at Silverstone and was last of the drivers who made the finish.

Neither team principal Colin Kolles nor Senna himself were willing to comment on the matter.

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13 July 2010

They tried someone else who had money and found them to be slower. At least with Senna they have the chance of not being dead last.

26 July 2010

[quote Symanski]

They tried someone else who had money and found them to be slower. At least with Senna they have the chance of not being dead last.

[/quote] Plus there's the aura the Senna name brings (plus Ayrton's famous comment "if you think I'm fast, wait until you see my nephew Bruno"). Mind you, I don't know why Senna is sticking with Colin Kolles' lot - I mean, he looks a nasty piece of work does Kolles, and his insistence on being called DOCTOR Kolles is, even if factually correct, frankly unnecessary. Do you see Stirling Moss insisting on being called SIR Stirling? Do you heck. HRT is a sinking ship and it's not going to refloat. Senna needs to jump ship before it takes him down with it.

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