Jun.25 (GMM) BMW-Sauber is in "intensive talks" with GP2 driver Bruno Senna about a formula one role for the Brazilian in 2009, according to reports.
The German magazine Sport Bild claims that Senna, the 24-year-old nephew of the late triple world champion, could become a test or even a full race driver for the Hinwil based squad next year.Senna, second overall in the 2008 GP2 standings, won a race at the prestigious Monaco venue last month.His quest to go all the way to formula one is backed by his uncle's friend and former McLaren teammate Gerhard Berger, who today co-owns the Toro Rosso team."I will help Bruno, and his family who looks out for his career, to do it. His development is obvious, and there is no doubt he has talent," the Austrian said.Sport Bild claims that Berger discussed Senna at Magny-Cours with BMW-Sauber boss Mario Theissen, his former colleague as joint BMW motor sport director.An insider confirmed: "Senna is determined to get a test and then BMW will decide."The magazine also said Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Williams may be interested in Senna.Bruno Senna, meanwhile, is personally backed by Santander, the Spanish bank that also sponsors McLaren.For now, he is staying focused on his current task."I must continue to push and win races and podiums. Then I can dream a little bit more," Senna said.