Brundle to replace Senna at United Autosports for Sebring 12 Hours

United Autosports has picked Alex Brundle to replace Bruno Senna for this weekend's Sebring 12 Hours

Brundle to replace Senna at United Autosports for Sebring 12 Hours

Senna was due to contest the event alongside Paul di Resta and Phil Hanson in the team's Ligier JSP217 following the Anglo-American squad's decision to enter the remainder of the long-distance endurance races on this year's IMSA SportsCar Championship calendar.

But the Brazilian has been forced to pull out of the Sebring race due to illness.

Brundle, who was also present for United at last month's official test, has been drafted in to join di Resta and Hanson in the #32 Ligier this weekend.

"United Autosports are a team I hold in very high regard, so I am looking forward to returning to arguably one of the world's toughest endurance races with people I know well and trust," said Brundle, who won the European Le Mans Series LMP3 title with United in 2016.

"Sebring is a tough challenge, with a brutal circuit and plenty of traffic but the charm of the place is undeniable. I'm looking forward to going back."

United entered two cars in last month's IMSA season opener at Daytona, with McLaren Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso and European F3 champion Lando Norris partnering Hanson for the 24-hour race.

That trio finished in 38th, 90 laps down, after a number of issues during the race including a brake failure.

Senna raced alongside di Resta and team regulars Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer in the sister entry, which enjoyed a much smoother run and finished fourth.

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