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Senna to Nascar?

Post by Alta on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:12 pm

Out of Formula 1, again, following Lotus Renault's confirmation of Romain Grosjean alongside Kimi Raikkonen for 2012, Bruno Senna says he might follow the example of another ex-Renault F1 man, Nelson Piquet Jr., and look to a career in NASCAR if he cannot secure another F1 seat for next year.

"If everything fails in F1, then maybe it's time to go the United States and do something else there," Senna told AUTOSPORT. "It's very doubtful that I would go to IndyCar because I'm not keen on the combination of ovals and single-seaters, and I'm not sure my family would allow it. It would be NASCAR.

"It's important not to jump straight into the Cup Series, because it would be a big struggle. So it will be like climbing from F3 to F1 again."

Senna, 28, said he isn't totally focused on stock cars, however, and would also be open to a drive in sports cars or even a return to GP2, where he finished second in points in 2008.

"You have to be in the right team to win, and if you're not in the right place at the right time, you look like a fool," he added. "GP2 is only an option if everything else fails."

Still, Senna's first option remains F1, and he is believed to be a contender for the open seats at Williams and HRT – but says there may be some other openings as well.

"There are some teams that are up in the air a little bit about contracts, so all is not lost," Senna said. "The competition is strong and hopefully I will be one of the winners in this game of musical chairs."
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by crl on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:18 pm

Well, his uncle always wanted to race in the U.S. Why not the nephew give it a shot?

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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by AntmanB on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:05 pm

seriously, allmendinger, hornish montoya and piquet were enough, geez.
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Post by navycook75 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:11 pm

AntmanB wrote:seriously, allmendinger, hornish montoya and piquet were enough, geez.
you can never have enough
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by Chives2112 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:18 pm

I wish him luck if he ends up going to NASCAR. I just don't know how well he'll do. Neutral
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by Mother of Invention on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:47 pm

Senna is, as a friend of mine once said "Brazillian Wrong Driver".
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by Alpineopossum on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:10 pm

Why doesn't he do a road course only indycar program?
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by Cardinals5 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:Why doesn't he do a road course only indycar program?

Why be Indycar's equivalent of a road course ringer when you'd be more famous in NASCAR anyway? My $0.02
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:37 pm

Cardinals5 wrote:
Alpineopossum wrote:Why doesn't he do a road course only indycar program?

Why be Indycar's equivalent of a road course ringer when you'd be more famous in NASCAR anyway? My $0.02

^ This ^

Go to Indy Cars, who have little to no publicity short of Indy or a tragic event, or go to NASCAR, who is still somewhat in the public eye. Choice seems obvious to me.
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by PKligBKFan on Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:55 am

PLEASE NO. Bruno is nothing like his father and if he comes to NASCAR, he may as well retire. I think he'll race like crap.
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Re: Senna to Nascar?

Post by tommykl on Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:04 am

PKligBKFan wrote:PLEASE NO. Bruno is nothing like his father and if he comes to NASCAR, he may as well retire. I think he'll race like crap.
To clarify, his father never raced. Ayrton was his uncle Wink
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