Williams confirm cause of Senna burns

Team clarify that a faulty wiring seal caused burns on Brazilian's back

Last Updated: 27/09/12 11:23am

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Bruno Senna: Faulty wiring loom to blame for burns

Bruno Senna: Faulty wiring loom to blame for burns

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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."

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