Wolff rubbishes Senna axe reports

May 16 (GMM) Toto Wolff has rubbished suggestions Williams might soon replace Bruno Senna with the team's rising reserve driver Valtteri Bottas.

Toto Wolff, Williams Non Executive Director
Toto Wolff, Williams Non Executive Director

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Finnish commentator Mika Salo last weekend said that, following an interview with Sir Frank Williams, he sensed the team was thinking about ousting Senna in favour of 22-year-old Finn Bottas "this season".

"That story is bullshit," Wolff, who is not only a 15 per cent Williams shareholder but also Bottas' manager, told Austria's Sportwoche.

The reports, however, sounded credible, given Brazilian Senna's recent struggle at the wheel of the FW34, which in the hands of Pastor Maldonado won from pole in Barcelona.

"Right now we need to get behind Bruno and support him," Wolff insisted. "Let's not mess up our strategy.

"We have a job to do and we'll keep doing it," he said.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Mika Salo , Frank Williams , Pastor Maldonado , Bruno Senna , Toto Wolff , Valtteri Bottas
Teams Williams
Tags bottas, fw34, senna, williams, wolff