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Senna Ruled Out of 6H Silverstone After FP1 Crash

Senna unable to take part in 6H Silverstone after heavy crash in FP1…

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Bruno Senna has been ruled out of Sunday’s Six Hours of Silverstone after sustaining an injury during Free Practice 1 on Friday afternoon.

The Rebellion Racing driver suffered a hairline fracture to his right ankle in a crash at Copse which halted the opening FIA World Endurance Championship session of the weekend for 30 minutes.

A WEC spokesperson confirmed to Sportscar365 that he will be forced to miss the remainder of the weekend.

The state of his No. 1 Rebellion R13 Gibson is unknown although it is expected that Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer will be back on track later in the weekend.

The car was damaged in several areas, while the Anglo-Swiss team declined to comment on how severe the damage is.

Photos from the accident seem to show right-side damage to the car, largely focused on the side and front-right suspension.

Engine Blowout for ByKolles

The ByKolles Racing ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO experienced an engine failure that brought out the second red flag of Friday’s opening practice session.

Driver Rene Binder, who had just exited the pits when the issue took hold, said he felt a loud vibration before stopping on the Wellington Straight.

“There was a big hole underneath it and oil was leaking out,” Binder told Sportscar365.

“There was a fire too. I only felt something in turn one. I had just come out on my first lap and there was some noise and when I got out there was some damage to the rear.”

Sportscar365 understands that a new engine is being fitted to the car and that the team expects to miss Friday afternoon’s FP2 session before returning on Saturday.

Daniel Lloyd contributed to this report

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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