Senna and McLaren – together again with Bruno in a GT car

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The year may be 2015 but the news out from McLaren GT this morning is a wonderful reincarnation from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

A Senna is driving a McLaren again.

Ayrton’s nephew Bruno – formerly of the Aston Martin GTE program and parts of three Formula 1 seasons – has been signed as a McLaren GT factory driver.

Bruno Senna will primarily focus on test and development work of the new McLaren 650S GT3, with a selected race program to be announced at a later date.

“It is a great honor for me to be joining McLaren; a team my uncle enjoyed such huge success with, and one of the most famous names in motorsport,” Senna said in a release. “2015 is a big year for the whole of McLaren, and it is an exciting time to be part of everything that is taking place.”

Ayrton Senna’s McLaren F1 career stretched from 1988 to 1993, with him taking his three World Championships (1988, 1990, 1991) in those years.

Bruno Senna has also been active in the FIA Formula E Championship during its first season.