Senna to return in Germany

Bruno Senna will return to F1 action in Germany, following his shock removal from HRT ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.

It was announced last night that the 26-year-old would be replaced by Japanese test driver Sakon Yamamoto – for reasons that the London Evening Standard report as financially-related.

According the report, Senna was dropped because he has not been able to bring enough money to the stricken team – forcing the team to accept a financial boost from Yamamoto and his backers.

However, according to Manipe F1, a press statement released on Friday stated that the Brazilian would return to action in two weeks time and still had “all the support of the team”.

“Hispania Racing has decided to give an opportunity to one of its four drivers, Sakon Yamamoto, for this race, the British Grand Prix,” read Hispania’s statement.

“In respect to the rumours about Bruno Senna’s current status with Hispania Racing, the team wants to confirm that Bruno Senna has all the support of the Spanis team, that he remains one of the Hispania Racing official drivers and that he will be continuing to drive in the remaining races of the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship,”

More to follow…