Date of birth:15 October 1983
Current age: 29
Place of birth: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Resident: Monaco
Height: 180cm
Weight: 69kgs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Blood Type: B+
Marital status: Single
Hobbies: Listening to Music, PS3, Internet, watching sports on TV
Sports: Cycling, Swimming, Boxing
Favourite music: House Music, Progressive Trance, Classic and some Pop
Favourite singers: Michael Jackson, The Corrs, Duffy, Above and Beyond, Freemasons
Favourite drink: Guaraná
Favourite meal: Aubergine Parmeggiana from my cook in Brazil

F3-2005CURRICULUM[3]British F3
Bruno drove for Raikkonen Robertson Racing in British F3 for his first full season in motor sport. Very much ‘in at the deep end’ Bruno raced against a field of vastly more experienced and accomplished drivers.  He instantly demonstrated both his raw talent and his impressive capacity to learn which has been the trademark of his brief but successful career.  In this debut season, Bruno achieved 3 podium finishes and one pole position on his way to 10th place in the championship.

British F3 Championship statistics
Team: Raikkonen Robertson Racing (Double R Racing)
One pole position - Nurburgring
Two 2nd places - Nurburgring  and Silverstone
One 3rd place - in Silverstone
Final position in the championship: 10th with 75 points

F3-2006-CURRICULUMBritish F3
Building on his experience in year one, Bruno remained with Double R Racing. While still learning and developing on and off track at a great rate, Bruno’s increased speed and consistency earned Bruno 5 race wins, 9 podium finishes and 3 pole positions en route to 3rd position in the Championship.

British F3 Championship statistics
Team: Raikkonen Robertson Racing (Double  R Racing)
3 pole positions - Oulton Park, Mondello Park and Silverstone
9 podiums
Five victories - 2 x Oulton Park, Donington,  Mondello, and Mugello   
Two 2nd places - 2 races in Silverstone
Two 3rd places  - 2 races in Spa-Francorchamps
Final position in the championship: 3rd with 219 points

Having finished F3 at a very competitive level, Bruno made the step up to GP2. This level proved to be a similar ‘in at the deep end’ experience, once again driving against a field of more seasoned, championship winning drivers from around the world. After a short winter test programme, Bruno won the feature race at only his second event, the ‘least experienced’ driver ever to have achieved this. His final tally was one win and 3 podium finishes during this learning season and was 8th in the Championship standings.

GP2 statistics
Team: Arden International
3 podiums
One victory - Barcelona
Two 3rd places - Magny Cours, and Monza
Final position in the championship: 8th with 34 points

For his second season in GP2, Bruno moved to the iSport team and started a crucial phase of his personal development  during winter testing and the Asian GP2 series. Bruno’s results in the GP2 main Series were 2 wins, 6 podiums in all and 3 pole positions. He finished in 2nd place in the Championship despite having to overcome two maximum scores lost through no fault of his or his team.

GP2 statistics
Team: iSport International
3 pole positions in Magny Cours, Silverstone and Spa
6 podiums
Two victories - Monaco and Silverstone
One 2nd place - Barcelona
Three 3rd places - 2 races in Hungary, Hockenheim
Final position in the championship: 2nd with 64 points

F1-2008-CURRICULUMFirst F1 Test : HONDA
Bruno had one day test with Honda alongside Jenson Button (F1 World Champion 2009). That was the first time Bruno was driving a current F1 car, nevertheless he finished the day only 2 teths behind his team mate.

Bruno’s performance catch Ross Brawns attention and negotiations for the 2009 championship were happening. Unfortunately in November the manufacture HONDA decides to pull out of F1 and one of the major financial crisis emerges worldwide.

The team HONDA is sold to Ross Brawn only in February 2009 and the winter tests were already over. Ross Brawn is left with a big decision to make – bet on a new talent or continue with a experient driver – and he decides for the safer option, Rubens Barrichello

The decision to race in the Le Mans Series was part of the overall strategy that had as it’s main goal prepare Bruno to F1.

Bruno raced in 3 of the Le Mans Championship Europe races and in 2 of them he finished in podium.

He also participated on the famous and most traditional race in motorsport worldwide – Le Mans 24Hs.

Bruno has his first year in F1 with the newly born Spania F1 Team.

It was a year of many difficulties, nevertheless the experience gained after one full season of F1 was very positive and Bruno feels even more prepared and stronger for a new challenge.

F1-2011-CURRICULUMLRGP – Test Driver to Official Driver
Bruno began 2011 as test driver of Lotus Renault F1 team and even before the season had begun official driver Robert Kubica suffers a terrible rally accident that took him out of F1 for the entire season. Nick Hieldfield replaced Kubica but half way through the season the team decides to see Bruno’s performance and Hieldifield is dismissed.

Bruno’s first ever experience with the car was at Spa-Francorchamp. A track very familiar to the Brazilian but the weather conditions were very tricky and Bruno’s lack of mileage with the car didn’t bring the best scenario for his debut. However, dispite all the odds, Senna finished first practice on P7 and qualified on P12.

2012Williams F1 Official Driver
In 2012 with former champions Williams F1, Bruno finally had the opportunity to race in a full season of F1 in a competitive car.
His program was planned around sharing his car with the team's development driverin free practice and so he sat out 15 out of 20 first free practices. Despite the disadvantage of losing this track time to his competitors, Bruno managed to score a 6th place in the Malaysian and the fastest lap of GP Belgium GP at the challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Bruno was the Williams team's most regular point scorer, finishing the championship 16th in the final classification with 31 points.

brun0-2013In 2013 Bruno made the move from single-seaters into new territory by racing for the first time for Aston Martin Racing in GT cars. The World Endurance Championship is a world-class championship where 4 different classes of cars compete at the track at the same time in endurance races (6 and 24h): LMP1, LMP2, GTE Pro and GTE Am.

Bruno competed for the GTE Pro class, the most closely fought of the classes and shared cars with the likes of Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke, Fred Makowiecki and Rob Bell. In total, Bruno’s car was on Pole Position 5 times during the year, including the famous Le Mans 24h and won 3 races, as well as 2 second places in 10 races, finishing the championship in 8th.

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