Wolff rubbishes Senna to be dropped reports

(L to R): Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams talks with Toto Wolff (AUT)Williams Investor. Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix Practice, Shanghai, China, Friday 13 April 2012.May 16 (GMM) Williams shareholder Toto Wolff has rubbished suggestions that the Grove based team might soon replace under-performing Bruno Senna with the team’s rising reserve driver, Valtteri Bottas.

Finnish commentator Mika Salo last weekend said that, following an interview with Sir Frank Williams, he sensed that 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 struggles 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.