Senna axed for British GP because of rogue email

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The internet is full of warning stories of people being sacked for indiscreet use of Twitter and Facebook and the like, but it seems that Formula 1 drivers are not immune to a spot of red-faced foolishness when it comes to sending emails.

According to German magazine, Auto Bild Motorsport, Bruno Senna's benching by the HRT team for the British GP was down to him accidentally sending a critical email about team boss Colin Kolles...to team boss, Colin Kolles.


Speculation during the Grand Prix weekend had suggested that money worries were the root of Senna's troubles – both drivers are understood to bring a large amount of money to the new F1 team – but the truth was a little more embarrassing for Bruno.

The team has already announced that Senna will be back in the cockpit for the race in Germany in a week's time – by which time he and the boss will have no doubt kissed and made up, and Bruno will have learned to check his email before clicking the send button.