Breaking: Senna gets replaced this weekend

Bruno Senna will not be driving for HRT at the British Grand Prix this weekend, multiple media are reporting. The team apparently will make an announcement tomorrow.

Wow.

Senna looks to be replaced by a pay driver (so you know what the issue is), Sakon Yamamoto.

This one basically is breaking on Twitter and a few of the F1 journalists’ blogs. For instance:

jakehumphreyf1

So, no Bruno Senna for Hispania this weekend…no confirmation why but should know in the morning. Sakon Yamamoto to drive… 8 minutes ago via web

We’ll keep following this, but a few quick things to talk about (which is our goal here, not so much breaking this news):

1. Just how bad are finances at HRT for the team to do this?

2. Is Senna’s career over in F1? Did he do enough to earn another seat? Any chance he could replace another rookie? (Hi, Nico Hulkenberg!) Or an old pro? (Hey there, Pedro de la Rosa!)

3. How shaky is Karun Chandhok’s status?

4. Do you think HRT will make it through the season? Will it return?

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