Senna dropped for British GP

F1 rookie Bruno Senna will drive for the Hispania Racing again this season, the Spanish team confirmed today.

It was announced yesterday that Sakon Yamamoto would stand in for the Brazilian at this weekend’s British GP. However, it wasn’t clear if this was a permanent change.

HRT has now revealed that it will only be a one-off and that Senna will take in all the remaining races in the F1 2010 championship, getting back behind the wheel at the German GP at Hockenheim in two weeks’ time.

“The team wants to confirm that Bruno Senna has all the support of the Spanish team, that he remains one of the Hispania Racing HRT F1 team’s official drivers and that he will be continuing to drive in the remaining races,” a spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

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Seems unfair to me. More now that we see Sakon is a second slower than Karun.

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lets see, webber’s fastest p2 time was 1:31.234
yamamoto’s time was 1:38.303
thats 107.7% of webber’s time, so under the 107% rule yamamoto would not race if this was qualifying
just out of interest, chandok’s time was 1:37.019, or 106.3% of webber’s time and 98.7% of yamamoto’s time

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if its not permanent, why make the swap?

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That’s actually interesting, Anonymous: I was expecting the current pace of the newbies were off the 107%… so this means the new rule next year is not necessary.

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c mon Senna i will support u 4 the rest of my life, and i think u are a good pilot :)

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why the swap? Try this one: MONEY!!!!!!

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The least HRT could do is explain to their fans why they were dropping Senna for the race. I wouldn’t be impressed if I were going to the British GP to see Senna racing…

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Poor Senna.
Oh, well. Karun Chandhok has been quicker than him for the majority of the season so far

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he’s a crap driver he should go home.

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i cant understand the swap the other drivers only a tiny bit better

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Im extremely surprised that HRT chose to drop Senna over Karun as Bruno has generally been the faster driver over the course of the year.

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*sings*
it’a all about the money
tudum dududumdum
all’bout the money

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jjjjjj

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i got this off a site:
“It appears there may have been rather more to Bruno Senna’s absence from the British Grand Prix last weekend than monetary issues, if a German magazine is to be believed – with suggestions that an inflammatory e-mail mistakenly sent by the Brazilian rookie to Hispania Racing (HRT) team principal Dr. Colin Kolles was at the crux of the matter.

i dnt know how true it is, but that has nothing to do with money

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