Senna eyes Nascar as a backup option

Bruno Senna is considering Nascar as a back-up option should his F1 journey end for now. That is the claim of the Italiaracing website, in the wake of the Brazilian’s loss of his Renault/Lotus race seat.

It is rumoured Senna, 28, could return to the team’s reserve role for 2012, but Italiaracing said Nascar is another option, where his countryman Nelson Piquet Jr headed after his own F1 career foundered in 2009. The report said Senna has ruled out America’s premier single seater series, Indycar.

“My family would not let me (race there),” he is quoted as saying.

Senna’s fabled uncle Ayrton was F1’s last fatality in 1994, when Bruno was 10.