Despite me being on Christmas holiday, I couldn´t resist reacting to this story, which I stumbled upon on Twitter.
It seems that Bruno Senna might stand a better chance of the second seat, next to Pastor Maldonado, than anyone else, this in spite of the team not in need of qualified drivers. Rubens Barrichello, Jaime Alguersuari, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil and a few others are all hoping for one of the remaining seats available, but according to Brazilian publication globoesporte.com, Senna is very close to signing a deal with the team his uncle drove for.
Senna was spotted at the Williams factory a few days ago, where sources say he underwent physical assessment tests and had a long talk with the technical team. Senna is believed to be able to bring some strong sponsors as well as some youth to the team, which has been through a huge transition this year, with several key members of staff being replaced.
The announcement is even more interesting, since a couple of hours after this original post, Rubens Barrichello is now hinting he is waiting for some good news. On his Twitter profile, the veteran of more than 300 races and 19 seasons, write:
“Just came back from England…now some holidays…and waiting for good news from Williams”.