Senna insightful and capable, says Williams
17 January 2012 – Sir Frank Williams has expressed his excitement over the Senna name returning to Williams-Renault, with the French engine partner also making a comeback for the 2012 F1 season. As Bruno Senna switches from Lotus Renault GP, he will compete with the team for which late uncle and three-time Champion Ayrton drove in 1994.
“The circumstances of Bruno’s two seasons in Formula 1 have not given him an ideal opportunity to deliver consistently, so it was essential that we spent as much time with him as possible to understand and evaluate him as a driver. We have done this both on-track and in our simulator and he has proven quick, technically insightful and above all capable of learning and applying his learning quickly and consistently. Now we are looking forward to seeing that talent in our race car.”
Senna will join Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado, who had already been confirmed for a second season of F1. 2011 driver Rubens Barrichello is therefore left on the sidelines, as is Adrian Sutil who was also a candidate for the position.