Forgotten Formula E: Bruno Senna

Previously on Forgotten Formula E, we looked at Scott Speed, but since then the series has become a World Championship and we have had two full seasons, so I think it’s time we look at another driver.


Ten full seasons of racing were already on Bruno Senna’s CV when he joined the Formula E grid for its inaugural season in 2014.

This included three seasons in Formula One, with HRT, Lotus and Williams, with the Brazilian driver claiming his best Championship finish of 16th in 2012.


He joined Mahindra Racing for the new start of the new Championship but in his debut race, he retired in Beijing and followed that with a 14th place finish in Malaysia, with Senna being classified but failing to finish the race.


A sixth and fifth place would follow but only two further points finishes would be achieved over the remainder of the season, with Senna 10th in the Championship.

His team-mate was Karun Chandock, someone we looked at previously on Forgotten Formula E, who finished 17th in the standings.


He was retained at the team for the 2015-16 season but had a new team-mate in Nick Heidfeld with Oliver Rowland taking part in one race in his place.


Results over the season were better for Senna, scoring 52 points in comparison to the 40 for the previous year.

However, he did finish one place lower in the Championship, in 11th, one point behind Heidfeld.

He would also score his only Formula E podium in the first London race, before finishing sixth in the final race of the season.


Senna’s contract with the team wasn’t renewed and therefore had to look elsewhere for the rest of 2015 and beyond. His departure from Formula E would bring an end to his single-seater career.


2016 would see Senna take part in the World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 class, with Senna previously racing the LMGTE Pro class previously.

He would finish second in the Championship with RGR Sport and 10th in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Vaillante Rebellion would be his destination for 2017 and here he would win the LMP2 class in the World Endurance Championship.

This year also saw Senna compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the prototype class, something he also did in 2018.

Senna would spend the rest of his racing career in the World Endurance Championship with mixed success.

His best finish between 2018 and his departure in 2020 was his final season which saw him finishing 2nd at the 24 hours of Le Mans and third in the LMP1 class.


So that’s the career of Bruno Senna, who now spends his time as a McLaren Automotive Ambassador and driver, racing at Goodwood, while also being an Airspeeder development pilot and ambassador, the world’s first flying car series.


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