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Bruno Senna awarded the 2012 Lorenzo Bandini trophy // The Williams driver is honoured as a rising star of motorsport

Published by Christine Blachford

Bruno Senna awarded the 2012 Lorenzo Bandini trophy
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The Lorenzo Bandini trophy is awarded annually to a rising star in motorsport, in memory of the driver of the same name who died in 1967, by his hometown of Brisighella. For this year, Bruno Senna has been named recipient of the award, given to drivers who are making a promising start to their motorsport careers.

Last year’s winner was Nico Rosberg, whilst previous recipients include Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen. In fact, all the champions since 2000 have been given the award at one time or another.

Bruno Senna is proud of the achievement, saying: “It’s a great honour to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, particularly when you consider the excellent racing drivers that have been awarded it in the past. I would like to thank the people of Brisighella for their kind support and generosity as well as all of those who have helped me in my career so far. I’m very much looking forward to the ceremony next month.”

Traditionally, the winner drives through the public streets to Brisighella to pick up the trophy, some have even done so in their F1 cars.