Senna Out – Fair or Fund?


Bruno Senna has been a talking point recently and I don’t just mean for his famous surname. His future at Williams has been in doubt for months and now the verdict has been confirmed: Senna’s out and Valtteri Bottas is in.

To be fair Bottas has taken his opportunities eagerly. The young Finn has outperformed many faster cars in free practice sessions and brings with him that all important factor: funding.

We all know that Formula 1 is elitist; I’ve written numerous posts on the matter and I’ve heard exasperated grunts from my fellow racing fans about its money orientated nature.

But what about Senna? The young Brazilian has bounced between teams since the start of his career at HRT. Time at Lotus né Renault and Williams has given him experience in a faster race car but I can’t help but feel that this team inconsistency has been key to him leaving each respective seat.

Ultimately a podium may have saved him, the car last year was capable of that – Maldonado’s Spanish win proves that.

But don’t worry all you Senna fans. The end of his F1 career may not be nigh after all. The all knowing Eddie Jordan has linked him to Caterham and other journalists see him at Force India. Whilst he may not be the most likely contender, Formula 1 is not the end of a racing career and with his experience he could dominate lower tiers.

Maldonado may have received the highest number of penalties compared to other drivers but his funding and that elusive first victory was enough to clinch it.

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