Senna denies reports of 2011 Lotus deal

Bruno Senna (BRA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) drives the Lotus 97T raced by his uncle Ayrton Senna (BRA) in 1985. Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Suzuka, Japan, Sunday 10 October 2010.

Bruno Senna poses with the Lotus 97T raced by his uncle Ayrton Senna

Nov.10 (GMM) Bruno Senna has slammed reports he has agreed to switch from HRT to the team currently known as Lotus Racing for 2011.

The reports emerged around the same time that it was suggested current Lotus driver Jarno Trulli had visited America recently to explore opportunities in NASCAR.

“I think people are just … they are making up rumours,” said the Italian.

Trulli’s manager Lucio Cavuto went further, revealing to Autosprint that he thinks the rumours were invented “by Senna”.

Senna, however, has stridently denied the Lotus link, according to his comments published by Agencia Estado in Brazil.

“There is nothing to it. The stories are ridiculous,” said the Brazilian.

He denied the rumours have benefitted him.

“It’s bad for the job, because I look a fool when I go to speak with other teams,” added the 27-year-old.