Senna plays down 2009 F1 debut ‘rumours’

Tue, 1 July 2008, 03:58

GP2 driver Bruno Senna has dismissed as “rumours” speculation he is in serious talks with BMW-Sauber about 2009.

It was reported late last month that the 24-year-old, whose late uncle was the great Ayrton Senna, could become a test or race driver for the German squad next year.

BMW-Sauber’s current race drivers are Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, while Christian Klien and Marko Asmer make up the Hinwil based squad’s 2008 test driver lineup.

The German magazine Sport Bild also said Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Williams may be interested in Senna, who currently lies second in the drivers’ GP2 standings.

“I honestly don’t know where these rumours come from,” Senna told the magazine GPWeek.

“There’s really nothing going on for the moment. Obviously it’s great to be linked with a move to formula one and all these great teams, but these rumours have been going on for ever.”

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