Senna speaking to several Formula One teams 01 Oct 2008
2008 GP2 runner-up Bruno Senna has set his sights on a Formula One race drive for next season. Senna, nephew of the late triple world champion Ayrton, says he has received interest from several teams.
The 24 year-old Brazilian finished second overall in this years GP2 competition, past graduates of which include Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, and media speculation has already linked him with a 2009 Toro Rosso seat.
"Toro Rosso is one of the possibilities in Formula One, not the only one, Senna was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters. "We have been speaking with quite a few teams and there is great interest from a few of them.
"So there are a few opportunities as a race driver, a few as a test driver... but there is a lot of competition and I need to come ahead of the competition right now on the negotiations and see if I can get a race drive."
Toro Rosso do have a definite opening for next season, thanks to the departure of Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull, and co-owner Gerhard Berger, a former team mate and friend of Ayrton Senna, has a close relationship with Bruno.
However, Berger has made no public promises and the team recently evaluated Super Aguri refugee Takuma Sato and another GP2 star, Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi, as potential Vettel replacements.