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.
“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.