Senna to test STR

UPDATE (GMM) Bruno Senna, the nephew of F1's infamous triple world champion, has played down speculation that he could be fast-tracked into formula one.

Gerhard Berger, a close friend of the Senna family ever since he was Ayrton's teammate at McLaren, admitted in Monte Carlo that a test for the young Senna in one of his 'Toro Rosso' F1 cars is a possibility.

But 22-year-old Senna, at Monaco to race in a Porsche support race, denied more fervent speculation that his grand prix debut is looming.

''My main reason to come here was to learn the track for the future,'' Senna, a stand-out of the British F3 championship in 2006 so far, told Reuters.

He also admitted the Berger link, but added: ''Right now there is nothing going on, and with no other F1 teams as well.''

Sir Frank Williams, still in charge of the last team Ayrton Senna raced for, backed the youngster's claim by ruling out a test for now.

The Englishman said: ''He's not on our radar at the present time.''

05/26/06 (GMM) Gerhard Berger has denied rumors in the Monte Carlo paddock that Bruno Senna, the nephew of his old McLaren teammate, could test a Toro Rosso car very soon.

''During the season it would be difficult,'' the Austrian, who half-owns the former Minardi squad, told the 'Salzburger Nachrichten' newspaper.

But Berger said: ''Perhaps at the end of the year.''

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