There are rumors flying around that Bottas might replace Senna at the end of this season, perhaps even sooner.
I must say, Bruno hasn’t really impressed me ever since he came to F1 back in 2010. Even this year, despite having a good car, he’s been average at best apart from China and Malaysia.
However, where do you think he’d be if he never missed out on 8 years of his racing career?
He had plenty of karting experience in his early childhood. In 1989, Bruno start karting at the age of 5. His family said he was very good and was already able to beat his uncle in kart races when he was only 9.
However, on May 1st 1994, when Bruno was 10, his uncle tragically died in a crash at Imola, his family put an early end to his career by forcing him to quit karting.
Bruno didn’t return to racing until 2002, when he was 18. After only 2 years of experience in proffessional karting, he moved up to junior Formula to make up for the time he lost.
Now, let’s change history. Let’s just say a few months after Ayrton’s tragic death, his family got over it, and allowed Bruno to race again. Let’s say he never missed out on karting in his teens, and when he was 17, he moved up to junior Formula leagues. This would allow Bruno to gain a lot more racing experience at much younger age.
He would still have the same resources, money and sponsorship backing that he has; but he’d be a much better driver, no question.
Had that been the case, where do you think Bruno Senna would be right now?