Former Formula One driver Bruno Senna has revealed that he wants to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series however he concedes that it would have to be a selective programme as he does not want to race ovals due to the high risk involved.
Speaking in a LIVE Facebook session the Brazilian, who is the nephew of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, Bruno commented by saying:
I always think about IndyCar, it is something I would love to race but I would not race ovals in a single-seater because the risk is high.
Senna who is currently involved with McLaren in their various sports car programmes revealed that due to family concerns he would not race on ovals commenting by saying:
It’s not a personal thing only, but also [for] my family. I cannot put my family through that sort of stress again of having a big crash that would damage me or kill me. I think it’s agreed with my family that I am not supposed to race that.
A deal for Senna to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series could be in done in a similar way to Spencer Pigot who competes for Ed Carpenter Racing. Pigot drives alongside Josef Newgarden with Ed Carpenter competing in the oval events.
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series is drawing to a close with four races in the next month and driver movement stories have settled down recently with big moves highly unlikely. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have traditionally been a one car team with Graham Rahal also Spencer Pigot drove in the Indianapolis 500 in a second RLL car so there could be the potential for Senna to join Rahal.