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Bruno Senna

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Famous for being the nephew of three-time F1 world champion Ayrton Senna, the likeable Bruno is also a fierce racer in his own right. In Formula E last season, he started with a few non-finishes, then had a few points scoring outings, before a frustrating run of three drive through penalties in three races. However he finished the season on a high, with a dogged drive to 4th in the second London race – denying Sebastien Buemi the title by just one point.

Unlike many peers, Bruno did not have an extensive karting career, with the family not wishing him to race after the death of his uncle. He started car racing in 2004, immediately playing catch-up compared to his peers. His natural talent would shine through however, as 2006 saw him finish 3rd in the prestigious British Formula 3 series, and he followed that up in 2007 with a race win in GP2. 2008 saw him return to GP2 and fight for the title against Giorgio Pantano and fellow FE Brazilian, Lucas di Grassi. Senna fell just short of the title but scored two wins during the campaign.

2009 saw him switch to endurance racing in the Le Mans Series before graduating to F1 in 2010 with the uncompetitive HRT squad. 2011 saw him start as Lotus Renault reserve before replacing the man who is now his team-mate at Mahindra, Nick Heidfeld, in one of the team’s race seats from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards. His 3rd year of F1 was 2012, driving for Williams alongside Pastor Maldonado, however after an up-and-down year was dropped for 2013. He then went back to endurance racing as an Aston Martin factory driver, before switching to become a McLaren GT factory driver, a role he still holds today.

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