may 1, 1994, triple f1 world champion ayrton senna died after crashing at the 1994 san marino grand prix. the name senna would then forever be linked with imola and the push to make formula one a safer sport. this year, ayrton's nephew, bruno senna will be aiming to give honor to the name senna again as the youngster is named by honda as one of their drivers for the 2009 season along with jenson button.
but bruno senna though might only take part in the first four races after honda, the japanese carmaker pulled the plug on its involvement with the f1 operation. according to reports, brazilian company petrobras is leading the effort to save honda. they can only guarantee the first four races though for the team...for now.
hopefully, the team could attract other sponsors to make sure that it can compete in all the races in the 2009 calendar. and since the brazilian gp is the penultimate race in this year's calendar, i hope we can once again see a senna driving an f1 car in brazil.