Senna still looking toward Honda F1

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The rumors were flying last week that Petrobras was trumping up the Brackley-based F1 team (BBF1) and promoting Bruno Senna as the missing pieces of the puzzle to save the former Honda F1 team. Those rumors were dashed when Petrobras scuttled the rumors by telling the world they would be removing all support of the BBF1 team.

Now Bruno Senna has sounded off on his still strong desire to drive for the team should they field a car.

“It would certainly be a big challenge: I think no driver in the last few years has had his F1 debut with so little testing mileage,” Senna told Autosprint. “However, it’s always better to be in F1, even under difficult conditions, than to be out of it. To race in GP2 for another season would have been useless for me.

“It would be a difficult debut, I know, but initially there won’t be big pressure or expectations, because at the moment no-one considers the ex-Honda squad a top team.

“So the pressure would be less and I’ll eventually adapt in a quicker and easier way. At least I can say I know the (Melbourne) track, having already raced and won there in Australian F3.”

I am sure Bruno has sponsorship but apparently not enough to make a dent in what Honda would suggest is needed to secure the team for 2009. so who is propping up the team for 4 races? Could be a combination of Senna’s sponsors or is Richard Branson willing to cover the reaces until the final details of his bid can be arranged? Can Senna have a shot at the seat? That all depends on his sponsors as they already have a highly paid driver that apparently lacks massive sponsor money to pay for his seat.

“It would certainly be a big challenge: I think no driver in the last few years has had his F1 debut with so little testing mileage,” Senna told Autosprint. “However, it’s always better to be in F1, even under difficult conditions, than to be out of it. To race in GP2 for another season would have been useless for me.

“It would be a difficult debut, I know, but initially there won’t be big pressure or expectations, because at the moment no-one considers the ex-Honda squad a top team.

“So the pressure would be less and I’ll eventually adapt in a quicker and easier way. At least I can say I know the (Melbourne) track, having already raced and won there in Australian F3.”

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