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Senna gets F1 seat

Lotus Renault GP have announced that they are replacing Nick Heidfeld and that Bruno Senna will be Vitaly Petrov's team mate at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps this weekend.

In a ruthless move, German Heidfeld seems to have been axed quite unceremoniously. The Daily Telegraph reports that he desperately tried to keep his place on the team 'before a jusge on Wednesday.'

'A press release with further details on the matter will be issued tomorrow morning," Lotus commented, and 27-year-old reserve driver Senna is also expected to speak to reporters in the FIA press conference.

Despite being handed Heidfeld's seat, there's specualtion that Romain Grosjean will get the nod over Senna once he has wrapped up his GP2 title.

'It's quite funny to hear rumours; speculation will always be there in formula one, Grosjean philosophised.

The 25-year-old, whose limited F1 experience involved the 2009 'crashgate' scandal, added: 'At the moment, it's not something we're thinking about. First of all, there is business to finish in GP2 then, if the opportunity presents itself later in the season, we will see.'

Sounds like a very cool customer. Mind you, if Senna is anywhere near as good as his namesake, Grosjean will have a fight on his hands to land the seat.

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