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Williams Renault driver Bruno Senna will take to the Silverstone circuit for the British Grand Prix knowing he has won the Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini.
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Senna talks Trofeo Bandini ahead of Silverstone

Senna talks Trofeo Bandini ahead of Silverstone

Williams Renault Formula One ace Bruno Senna will take to the Silverstone Circuit knowing he is soon to receive the coveted Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini.

The prize has been awarded each year since 1992 in memory of Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini and is given to an outstanding figure from the world of motor racing.

Senna joins a list of accomplished drivers, with David Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton among the previous winners.

Looking ahead to the British grand Prix this weekend, Senna said he is hoping to live up to the standard set by those who have gone on to great success after lifting the trophy.

"It's very special. You know that Lewis has taken it before, Seb and Nico. So there are quite a few drivers that are successful now have won this in the past, so it's very encouraging for me that they see potential in me - especially from last year as that was such a tough situation to be in.

"It's going to be a special event and I’m looking forward to being there."

Senna added that while the Williams car is much improved on last years, consistantly picking up points this year, there is no time for complacency.

"We always want the car to be faster and faster, so we keep pushing the team and the team keeps pushing us to improve. We are always trying to find the magic button to make the car go faster than the other ones," he added.

Senna is just one of several Renault-powered drivers in the top 15 of the F1 drivers' standing at present.

He sits in 15th place with 16 points, while team-mate Pastor Maldonado is in tenth place with 29 points.

Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen are in seventh and sixth place respectively, while Red Bull racers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber occupy fourth and second.

Posted by Louise Clark