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Senna, Heidfeld and Liuzzi in frame for Kubica’s drive

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has named Bruno Senna, Nick Heidfeld and Vitantonio Liuzzi as possible replacements for Robert Kubica.

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Eric Boullier says: “The names at stake are Senna, Liuzzi and Heidfeld.”

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Comment of the day

GeeMac argues for Bruno Senna to get the Renault drive:

He?s the one with the contract that says he?ll step up if something happened to one of the race drivers. But we all know that driver contracts aren?t really worth the paper they are written on in F1.

Many people dismiss him because of a poor season with HRT, but he had the backing of Honda once upon a time and had Honda not pulled out would have been Button?s team mate in 2009.

Everyone says he was nuked by his team mates last year and that simply isn?t true, the figures were actually Bruno 7 – Team mate 8 in races where they both finished, and Bruno was often ahead when he retired. That aside he is a quality driver, and he deserves a fair crack at F1. Mind you, the same can be said of Grosjean, Hulkenberg and Di Grassi.
GeeMac

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