Bruno Senna has turned down an opportunity to race with Mercedes-Benz this year in the German touring car series DTM.

Bruno Senna has turned down an opportunity to race with Mercedes-Benz this year in the German touring car series DTM.

The 2008 GP2 runner-up recently tested for the German marque, and talks with Mercedes chiefs were ongoing until mere days ago.

"However, Bruno decided to focus completely on his formula one chances and, of course, (Mercedes) accepts this," read a statement.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle said in Shanghai on Saturday: "Is he hoping to be in a Brawn GP (car) later this year?"

 

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