After 18 Years Senna Name Back With Williams


Bruno Senna has signed with the Williams team for 2012. His uncle Ayrton perished in a Williams' car.

Almost 18 years after his uncle, the three-time F1 Champion Ayrton Senna, was killed in a Williams-Renault F1 car during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Bruno Senna signed has just signed to drive for that team in the upcoming Grand Prix season. Coincidentally, Williams will once again use Renault engines next year as well. The younger Senna, who made his Formula 1 debut last year with the Lotus-Renault team, wasn't very impressed with all of the legacy publicity.

"It will be very interesting to drive for a team that my uncle has driven for, particularly as quite a few of the people here actually worked with Ayrton. Hopefully we can bring back some memories and create some great new ones too." Ayrton Senna drove for the team for only full two races and was killed during the third one, though it was the same Frank Williams who gave him his first Formula 1 car test back in 1982. Bruno Senna will fill the seat vacated by his fellow Brazilian, Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced F1 driver ever with 310 race starts.

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