Bruno Senna will try his hand in the Stock Car Brasil championship next weekend

Former Grand Prix driver Bruno Senna will make his debut in Brazil’s Stock Car championship next weekend.

The former HRT, Lotus and Williams driver will get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet saloon car entered by the GT Competições team at the season-ending round at the Interlagos circuit.

It will mark the first time that the Brazilian – nephew of the late Ayrton Senna – has ever raced in a local championship.

Post-F1, Senna moved across to the World Endurance Championship with the Aston Martin, claiming two GTE-Pro class wins and a further victory in the GTE-Am division.

Senna has shown well in his return to the World Endurance Championship“It is going to be a tough challenge given the level of the drivers and the competitiveness of the series,” Senna said.

“I’ve been racing in GTE and so a car with a roof is not totally unknown for me. I already know the track, which is good news, but of course I will look for the guys who also raced in Formula 1 to get some tips and ideas…”

The two-make Stock Car Brasil championship has proven to be something of a haven for Brazil’s former Grand Prix drivers. This year’s full-time field includes Ricardo Zonta, Luciano Burti and Rubens Barrichello, while previous seasons have seen the likes of Antônio Pizzonia, Tarso Marques and even Jacques Villeneuve have a go.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.