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Senna still to sign 2016/17 Formula E deal

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Bruno Senna is likely to be missing from the 2016/17 Formula E grid as he is still to sign a deal to race next season.

Having driven for Mahindra Racing since their inception, rumours suggest that he will not have his contract renewed as the team look to find another driver to partner Nick Heidfeld.

With the majority of other teams having confirmed their line-ups for season three of the series, it leaves Senna with few other options.

As such he said he might look to concentrate on racing in the WEC and with McLaren in GT3.

Speaking to Senna said, “I should know in the next couple of weeks if I’m doing Formula E or not, and with whom if I am doing it, but I’m pretty relaxed about it.”

“I’ve been chatting around, things look like they are going one way and then they change around.”

“I’ll be honest, I’m focussed on doing WEC, and McLaren has also grown a lot on my schedule. They’ve expressed that they want to continue next year with an expansion of plans.”

“So if Formula E isn’t confirmed, the other things I have are going to take priority.”

The Brazilian has been linked with a drive for the new Jaguar team that are entering Formula E this year in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, and having driven for Williams in Formula 1 Senna be a good fit.

However he said that his deal with McLaren might scupper any chance he has of driving for them.

“I’m with McLaren – so unless my deal with them doesn’t continue, then it’s difficult to be with two competing British brands at the same time,” he commented.

“[Jaguar] is of course a very attractive proposition, they are a strong team, and they’ve been developing the car for a while now, probably longer than any other team.

“We’ll see, but I couldn’t be with them and McLaren at the same time.”

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