Senna not as good as uncle says Brundle

Bruno Senna is not as good as his late uncle, but Martin Brundle thinks a deeper analysis of the Brazilian rookie's performance so far would be unfair. Brundle, who had a fierce battle with eventual triple world champion Ayrton Senna for the ...

Bruno Senna is not as good as his late uncle, but Martin Brundle thinks a deeper analysis of the Brazilian rookie's performance so far would be unfair.

Brundle, who had a fierce battle with eventual triple world champion Ayrton Senna for the British F3 title in 1983, is now observing 26-year-old Bruno's rookie season as commentator for British television BBC.

The Briton concedes it is "spooky" to note the physical similarities between uncle and nephew, particularly with the helmet visor up.

"Senna is a fine young driver and seems a very good human being," said Brundle.

"His GP2 performance suggests that he is worthy of a chance in F1 but it is fair to say he doesn't appear to have the potential of his late uncle Ayrton," he added.

But Brundle warned that Senna, who was considered for the Brawn seat alongside Jenson Button last year, cannot be judged too harshly in 2010.

"Given the Hispania car that he is driving, it is virtually impossible to make any further judgement at this time," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Martin Brundle , Bruno Senna