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Senna open to reserve driver role in 2012

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Bruno Senna has not ruled out staying with Renault (to become Lotus) as a third driver © Sutton Images
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Bruno Senna would accept a seat as a third driver in 2012 as long as it allowed him track time on Fridays.

When replacing Nick Heidfeld ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix this season, Senna had to adapt quickly to the Renault having made only one Friday practice appearance in the R31. With Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean driving for the team in 2012, Senna's options appear to be limited, and although still preferring a race seat he admitted he would be open to a third driver role if it gave him more Friday opportunities.

"To take a third driver place it would have to be a similar type of role to what certain people had this year with driving on Fridays," Senna told Autosport. "That allows you to be active and do something relevant with the team. It would have to be with the right team, but it could be an option."

Senna also said that he could revert to the role he had with Renault, but that it wasn't his first choice.

"There is still a chance of that (staying with Renault); I still have a good relationship with the engineers and everybody at the team. But we would need to discuss terms and see what else is in the market."

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