Bruno Senna Lalli
(, born 15 October 1983 in São Paulo
) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver
and the nephew of the late three-time Formula One
world champion Ayrton Senna
. His mother is Ayrton's sister, Viviane. His father, Flávio Lalli, died in a motorcycle crash in 1996. He wears a slightly modified version of his uncle's helmet.
As a child, Bruno raced go-karts against Ayrton on the family farm, and Ayrton regarded his nephew's potential very highly. When leaving McLaren
at the end of , Ayrton said: "If you think I'm fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno". Ayrton's death while driving a Williams
at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
, however, brought Bruno's own racing career to an abrupt halt.
in 2004, however, on the 10th anniversary of his uncle's death, Senna was given an example of his uncle's 1986 Lotus 98T
as a gift from an Italian friend. Senna drove the car at the 2004 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix
meeting in São Paulo, at Interlagos
, where Ayrton had won in 1991
team mate of the 1990
seasons, Gerhard Berger
is a close friend of the Senna family and has advised Senna on his career. Senna's sister, Bianca, meanwhile, has managed his affairs and sponsorship acquisition.
In 2004, Bruno competed in six races of the Formula BMW
UK series for Carlin Motorsport
, scoring six points.
Formula Three (2005–2006)
In 2005, he moved on to the British Formula......