Bruno Senna joins Sky Sports F1
The Brazilian will join the team for seven races this season: Malaysia, China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, USA and Brazil. He will join David Croft in the commentary box during practice sessions and will offer analysis with the presentation team throughout the race weekend.
He will also make guest appearances on The F1 Show, will operate the Skypad and will also appear in up-coming special programming to celebrate the life and career of his uncle, Ayrton Senna, who tragically died 20 years ago.
“I’ve worked with Sky Sports F1 from the other side of the microphone, and always been impressed with their dedication and creativity so I’m delighted to be joining the team,” Senna said on his new role.
“I’m particularly excited to get my hands on the touchscreen technology and I hope to reveal a few tricks of the trade but also show just how skilled these drivers are. The 2014 rules and regulations, driver changes and new circuits we’re seeing this year promise for a fascinating season with everything to drive for – I can’t wait to start.”
Martin Turner, Sky Sports executive producer of F1, said: “We got to know Bruno in the paddock when he was driving, and I’m thrilled he’s joining us – he’ll make a brilliant addition to our team.
“His passion for the intricacies of F1 and knowledge as a recent F1 driver who’s driven these tracks and raced these teams will make for fascinating viewing. With Anthony Davidson and Bruno manning the touchscreen and offering insight this season, we’ll bring our viewers a unique perspective on what it’s like to line up on the grid and race wheel to wheel with Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen and co.”
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Jack Leslie is a freelance motorsport journalist. He has been part of the Richland F1 team since the very start and made his debut in the F1 paddock for the website at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix. Jack also writes for Car Throttle and RumbleStripNews, as well as running a popular blog.