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Senna: 'He'll simply race for us'

2012-01-09 14:04

Bruno Senna's chances of remaining on the Formula 1 grid in 2012 remain more than alive.

That's the claim of one of the Brazilian's powerful sponsors which mid-2011 helped Senna to take over Nick Heidfeld's race seat at Renault/Lotus.

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Just after the 28-year-old joined the team and the sponsor deal with oil company OGX was announced a spokesman for Senna confirmed the driver's links with the holding company EBX.

At the helm is multi-billionaire Eike Batista, who according to Forbes is Brazil's richest man. Just before the weekend, Senna insisted he was "still battling for a place in F1", having not been "confirmed with any team".

But when contemplating Senna's next move, the O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper quoted Batista as saying: "Simple - he will race for Williams."

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