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Senna honoured with Bandini Trophy 17 Jul 2012

Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 26 May 2012 Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams FW34.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, European Grand Prix, Race Day, Valencia, Spain, Sunday, 24 June 2012

Williams’ Bruno Senna journeyed to Italy on Sunday to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy. The award is given annually by the town of Brisighella near Bologna, in memory of local driver Bandini, who was killed at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.

"We had a really sunny day and I felt extremely welcomed here by the people in Brisighella,” said Senna. “The event was a great success with many of my Italian fan club also coming along which was great to see. The town really came alive. I have to thank everyone at Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini and all the people involved in organising the event.”

The Brazilian is the 19th recipient of the Bandini trophy, which was first awarded to Ivan Capelli in 1992. Other previous winners include Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher.

“It's a huge honour to be chosen to receive such a prestigious award,” Senna concluded. “I've seen some of the names who have won this in the past and what they have gone on to achieve in their careers, so let's hope this is just the start of greater things for me too. I'm really happy I was able to be here to see it all come together and thank you again to everyone for letting me be a part of this special event."

Senna now heads to Germany for this weekend’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland 2012 at Hockenheim.

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