Senna not confirming Hispania/Toyota link

Bruno Senna (BRA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) in the FIA Press Conference. Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday 25 March 2010.

Bruno Senna

Jul.23 (GMM) Bruno Senna will not confirm whether HRT is set to collaborate with Toyota’s former formula one team.

Earlier, Cologne based Toyota Motorsport also refused to comment, and now Brazilian Senna added: “I don’t think anything is signed.

“There is a lot to plan. First, the team needs to get to its feet. Everybody is working hard to have the right support and the best staff. Making plans is good.

“How it will be put into action is not yet sure,” he is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

Senna said at Hockenheim on Thursday that, after sitting out Silverstone, he is only cautiously optimistic that he is now back in the Hispania car for the remainder of 2010.

“The most important thing for me is to have a cockpit for next year. We need to wait,” he continued, explaining that he arrived at Silverstone on Thursday expecting to drive, but ended up watching the race from home on the internet.

For now, he is happy to be back to work, but disappointed that earlier expectations for mid-season car upgrades have not come about.

“Our plans depend increasingly on the financial situation,” he said.

“If Virgin are really three or four tenths faster here, as they claim, then we will not be able to fight them,” added Senna.