Senna collects Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in Italy
17 July 2012 – Bruno Senna has picked up the prestigious Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, driving the famed route between the Italian towns of Faenza to Brisighella on open roads on his way to collecting the honour. The award was established in 1992 in memory of the Ferrari driver who lost in life in a fiery crash at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. Previous winners include Fernando Alonso, Robert Kubica and David Coulthard.
“We had a really sunny day and I felt extremely welcomed here by the people in Brisighella,” said Senna. “The event was a great success, with many of my Italian fan club also coming along, which was great to see. The town really came alive. I have to thank everyone at Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini and all the people involved in organising the event. It's a huge honour to be chosen to receive such a prestigious award.
“I've seen some of the names who have won this in the past and what they have gone on to achieve in their careers, so let's hope this is just the start of greater things for me too. I'm really happy I was able to be here to see it all come together and thank you again to everyone for letting me be a part of this special event.”
The Williams driver now heads to Hockenheim off the back of Silverstone, where he picked up his fifth points finish from nine Grands Prix so far in the 2012 season.
Images supplied by Associazione Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini