Bruno Senna, Renault, Interlagos, 2011

Senna plays down Williams rumours

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Bruno Senna plays down rumours of a switch to Williams.


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Bruno Senna on Facebook

“Despite some rumours, my situation remains the same as before, i.e., I’m still not confirmed with any team and still battling for a place in F1. Super thanks for the crowd! Let’s keep fighting!”

The Concorde Agreement (Joe Saward)

“There have been some stories in recent days about how some of the top Formula 1 teams may have already signed the Concorde Agreement for 2013 and beyond. This is not very likely, as it makes no sense given the restrictions that exist in the current Concorde Agreement.”

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“Dan Gurney played only a brief walk-on role in the McLaren F1 story, driving a handful of races for the team during the summer of 1970 in the wake of Bruce McLaren?s tragic death at Goodwood.”

Does F1 still need number two drivers? (Autosport, subscription required)

“[Jarno Trulli] fell out with [Flavio] Briatore and was out of the team before the end of the season, the consequence of his performances being too good. ‘I don’t want to say too much about that situation because I want to keep away from politics,’ says Trulli of his experience. ‘I’m not the kind of person who wants to slam people that are not here anymore and I’m not the kind of person that feels harshly treated.'”

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Comment of the day

MinusTwo on Pippa Mann’s comments on being a female racing driver:

Did anyone else find Pippa Mann?s comments very interesting? The part about how she receives less discrimination in the States than in Europe really surprised me. It wasn?t at all what I expected.

Personally, I really hope there is a competitive female driver in F1.

Not only would it be super cool, I think it a lot of women might actually be better suited for the cockpit than many men, considering what is required for F1. An F1 driver is a bit like a horse-racing jockey: Lighter is better. Provided that someone is fit enough to withstand the forces in the car, a tiny female driver weighing 100lbs would be a huge advantage compared to a 170lb dude.

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