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Senna name returns to Formula One

Bruno Senna, nephew of the late three-times world champion Ayrton and the first international driver to sample the Yas Marina Circuit, will graduate to Formula One in 2010 with Spanish newcomers the Campos Meta team.

"I am very content and want to share my happiness with the fans,” said Senna, who lapped the new Abu Dhabi track in late August and has been a frequent visitor to the new facility. “It's time to put my head down and prepare for next year. There is a lot of work ahead of me."

Campos Meta chief executive officer Enrique Rodriguez de Castro said: "For Campos Meta, it is an extraordinary honour to return the name of Senna to Formula One. The 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympics, and three drivers in F1 - it's clear that Brazil is coming up!"

Ayrton Senna, who won the drivers’ world title three times, was killed in an accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
De Castro said he was surprised at the progress Senna’s nephew had made: “We have followed him closely since his early days in minor series and testified how quickly he developed his speed and skills at GP2 to become one of the most promising up-and-coming drivers of his generation.

"It is astonishing how fast he is entering the F1 scenario after just a few years in motor racing."

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