Senna planned Nascar possibility before replacing Heidfeld

Mere weeks ago, Bruno Senna was acknowledging the fact that his future, at least in the short-term, did not include Formula One in it. Prior to the summer break, Senna was Renault’s reserve driver with virtually no prospect of competing in a race, however by the end of August, he had replaced Nick Heidfeld and was drawing praise from around the paddock.

Now, the rumours are strong that team boss Eric Boullier regards the 27-year-old as a better bet commercially than his current Russian teammate Vitaly Petrov with an eye to 2012.

“40 days ago my perspective was very bad,” the Brazilian admitted in Singapore to the O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

“I was already planning to travel to the US to have a look in Nascar and maybe race there with Nelson”, revealed Senna, referring to his countryman Nelson Piquet Jr.

“Suddenly, things were turning around. It’s obviously really difficult to get an opportunity as I’m having in the middle of a season but the important thing is to get the results so that I can stay here next year.”

Source: GMM