Bruno Senna will be competing with McLaren’s factory GT team this year. The former Williams F1 driver will be developing their 650S GT3 and 650S Sprint models, as well as racing in selected events with the new 650S GT3 alongside Rob Bell, Kevin Estre, and Alvaro Parente.
Having previously raced with McLaren in a one-off GT appearance in the 12C GT3 at the 24 hours of Spa in 2013, as well as in the GTE class at Le Mans in both 2013 and 2014, McLaren believe that Senna – despite his vast single seater experience – is proving to be one of the fastest GT driver in the category.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to add Bruno to our factory driver line-up, and it is great to have the Senna name back on a McLaren,” said Managing Director of McLaren GT Andrew Kirkaldy. “At only 31, he has a huge amount of experience, having raced with success in all major international championships including Formula 1, European Le Mans Series, World Endurance Championship and the Blancpain Endurance Series.”
“I am looking forward to working with the team at McLaren GT who I had a chance to get to know when I raced at the Spa 24 hour a couple of years ago, and I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the new 650S,” said Senna. “A lot of effort has gone into the development of the car since the 12C GT3, which I raced, and it made a big impression on its debut at the end of last season. It is shaping up to be a big year ahead.”