Bruno Senna has played down renewed speculation that he could soon be at the wheel of a ‘Toro Rosso’ formula one racer.
The 22-year-old, who is the nephew of late triple world champion Ayrton Senna, is reportedly on the cusp of an F1 breakthrough via his solid links with the Faenza based team’s co-owner, Gerhard Berger.
A test later this year is rumoured, but the move into GP2 for 2007 is more likely than an imminent formula one debut.
Asked about the rumoured test, Senna told sport1.de: ”So far I have heard nothing about it — it’s only speculation.”
The Brazilian did, however, admit that being associated with Berger – Ayrton Senna’s former McLaren teammate and a friend of the family – is not a hindrance.
”Gerhard could help me to get an impression of formula one,” said Bruno, who this season is racing in British F3.
He insisted, though, that having good contacts is not going to be enough. ”With or without my name, if I do not do a good enough job, then I will be nowhere,” ‘Senna Jr’ said.