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Bruno Senna hopeful of Brazilian Formula E race in the future

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Bruno Senna hopes that Brazil can take advantage of the success of its drivers in Formula E by hosting an ePrix in the future.

Senna is one of three Brazilian drivers on the grid in Formula E, racing alongside Nelson Piquet Jr. and Lucas di Grassi.

Piquet won the inaugural Formula E championship last year, while di Grassi is fighting for this year’s title and finished third in the season one standings.

Brazil had been due to host a race in Rio de Janeiro in November 2014, only for the race to be cancelled seven months earlier.

Senna said that he would love to see Formula E head to his home country, but is aware that financial problems could prevent this from happening.

“We have three Brazilian drivers. One of them right now is fighting for the championship, one of them won the championship last year so Brazil is doing really well in this championship,” Senna told NBC Sports.

“I think it’s a shame if we don’t go there and maximize on this great performance that we’re having. It’s very difficult, Brazil is in difficult financial conditions right now.

“I just hope that we can get the right people convinced.”

Formula E returns next Saturday with the first Mexico City ePrix, taking place on part of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez that hosted last November’s Formula 1 race.

“Mexico is a very different animal. It’s a dedicated track, extremely smooth compared to what we race, so I think we’re going to have to see a very different setup on the car there to maximize the circuit,” Senna said.

“I’m curious to see what is going to happen there. Hopefully we’ll be on top. We’re going to have to review the last two races and we have some things that we need to work on. Then hopefully we can come out in the top five next time out.”