As was rumoured earlier in the week, Bruno Senna will replace Nick Heidfeld at the Renault F1 team for this weekend’s Belgium Grand Prix.
The team have made little secret of their interest in other drivers and with Vitaly Petrov under contract until the end of 2012 attention was focussed on Heidfeld’s seat.
Senna is expected to race in both the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix after which it is expected that the team may opt for soon to be crowned GP2 champion and former Renault F1 driver Romain Grosjean.
While Grosjean’s nationality would be highly attractive to the French car manufacturer Senna is not without his own marketing qualities. With the distinctive colours of both John Player Special and Ayrton Senna adorning the car and the driver helmet respectively, the announcement provides a celebration 26 years after Ayrton Senna was victorious at Spa in a Renault powered Lotus.