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'I was a passenger until the car hit the wall' - Senna

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Bruno Senna said he was merely a passenger during his high-speed accident during second practice at the British Grand Prix,

Senna aquaplaned off the circuit at Chapel in FP2 and hit the barriers hard, ripping both wings and some suspension components off his car. He walked away from the accident but said the car was heavily damaged.

"Unfortunately we didn't have a very productive day in the end. The weather was poor weather with puddles on the track during second practice. On my second run, I aquaplaned on some deep water at the high speed Becketts section of the track and from that point I was a passenger until the car hit the wall. It was quite a heavy accident but I am okay. There is a lot of damage to the car but the Williams team will, I'm sure, do a great job of getting it back into shape for tomorrow."

Williams chief operations engineer said the rebuild was already underway and Senna would be able to take part in final practice.

"In FP2 Bruno aquaplaned off the circuit on full wet tyres damaging the front and rear wings and suspension. The mechanics are now busy rebuilding the car and we'll be ready for FP3."