Williams confirm cause of Senna burns
Team clarify that a faulty wiring seal caused burns on Brazilian's back
Last Updated: September 27, 2012 11:23am
Bruno Senna: Faulty wiring loom to blame for burns
Williams have confirmed that a loose wiring loom seal caused the burns on Bruno Senna's back in the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Brazilian driver retired in the closing stages of last Sunday's night race with a suspected KERS failure, and amid investigations as to what caused that fault, the Grove-based team also revealed on Wednesday that a separate investigation was ongoing regarding some burns Senna suffered to his back.
The team have now confirmed the cause of those burns, tweeting on Thursday morning: "To confirm, Bruno's burns were due to a wiring loom seal coming loose in the seat allowing heat from back of car to escape-not KERS related," the team tweeted.
Senna himself took to Twitter on Thursday morning to reassure his followers that the burns were relatively minor and had already all-but cleared up.
"Hey everyone. The burns on my back weren't serious and are pretty much healed," the Brazilian wrote.
"Today I'm at Williams F1 for some simulator work."