Bruno Senna will travel to Brisighella in Italy to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy.
The award is made to “a driver who has shown great promise at the beginning of their career.”
Established in 1992, the prize is given in memory of Italian race driver Lorenzo Bandini (killed in the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix) by his hometown of Brisighella, near Imola. Senna is the 19th recipient, Previous winners of the Bandini Trophy include Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Juan Pablo Montoya.
“It’s a great honour,” said Senna, “particularly when you consider the excellent drivers awarded the trophy in the past.”
In the name of tradition, the award winner makes a 12km drive from Faenza to Brisighella to receive the award in July. In 2008, Sebastian Vettel travelled in style en route to collect the trophy for his achievements in his 2008 Torro Rosso.
Senna will be presented with the award on the 15th of July.