The Hispania Racing Team has sought to offer assurances that Bruno Senna’s sidelining at this weekend’s British Grand Prix is not permanent, and that the Brazilian Bruno Senna rookie will be back in the cockpit for the next round in Germany and the remaining races of the season.

The team announced yesterday that it was replacing Senna with their test driver, Sakon Yamamoto, although it did not provide a reason for the driver change at the time of the announcement.

Now, in a statement issued just minutes ago, the team said it wanted to give an “opportunity” for Yamamoto to compete behind the wheel this weekend.

“In respect to the rumours about Bruno Senna’s current status with Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, the team wants to confirm that Bruno Senna has all the support of the Spanish team, that he remains one of the Hispania Racing HRT F1 Team official drivers and that he will be continuing to drive in the remaining races of the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship,” the statement added.

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