Surer Not Convinced Senna Is Ideal Piquet Replacement
Marc Surer, the Swiss F1 driver turned commentator believes that Bruno Senna, the newphew of the late Ayrton Senna is not the ideal replacement for Nelson Piquet Jr as rumour continues about his future.
Piquet, now in his second F1 season, has failed to impress so far, and has another two races to perform sources say before Flavio Briatore fires him. The young Brazilian has been under serious pressure, being outperformed on every level by team mate Fernando Alonso, and also the pressure of having Three-Time champion Nelson Piquet, his father, present at the past few races.
Bahrain was an improvement for Piquet, but it still didn’t appear to be good enough nor cover up his shortcomings previously.
“Perhaps if Piquet continues like he is, a driver exchange could be a topic, but at the moment I don’t see anyone on the market who would really be better.” Surer told UpdateF1
Bruno Senna is cited as a potential replacement, but Surer isn’t convinced the out-of-work GP2 ace is right for the job yet.
“Senna is a beginner who would probably make just as many errors,”he added.