Senna wins 2012 Lorenzo Bandini Trophy
12 June 2012 – Williams driver Bruno Senna has been awarded this year’s Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, which he will collect from the Italian town of Brisighella on Sunday 15 July.
The trophy, dedicated to the driver who lost his life in a fiery accident at Monaco in 1967, was established in 1992. Senna becomes the 19th recipient and follows in the footsteps of fellow F1 drivers Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso as well as past Williams pilots Juan Pablo Montoya and Alexander Wurz.
“It’s a great honour to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, particularly when you consider the excellent racing drivers that have been awarded it in the past,” Senna comments.
“I would like to thank the people of Brisighella for their kind support and generosity as well as all of those who have helped me in my career so far. I’m very much looking forward to the prize giving ceremony next month, which promises to be a great event.”
The prize giving ceremony in question will involve the Brazilian taking the 12-kilometre (7.5-mile) trip on public roads from Faenza to Brisighella.