Senna: No hard feelings


Just minutes after Williams confirmed its 2013 line-up, Bruno Senna issued a statement admitting that though disappointed not to retain his seat he bears no hard feelings towards the Grove outfit.

"Since the beginning of my program with Williams I accepted that I had to share the car with Valtteri Bottas in 15 Fridays as a part of his preparation for a likely debut in 2013, said the Brazilian.

"It has been extremely satisfying to be the team's most regular point scorer and for me to demonstrate my pace in all twenty races. I have learned a lot and improved considerably through the season. I have had a relatively short career so far and feel as though I have come a long way in just a few years.

"I would like to thank the whole team and particularly Frank for giving me the chance of completing my first full season in F1. It has been extremely rewarding to develop the Williams FW34 into a consistently competitive race car and cracking the challenge of the Pirelli tyres has been just one of the satisfying points.

"I had some notable achievements this year, such as the fastest lap in the Belgian GP, my favourite track, scoring points on a regular basis and making up many, many places through the races. Regularly racing in the top ten has certainly been a step forward in my still relatively short career and has allowed me to further sharpen up my race craft. Working with a competitive and supportive engineering team like Williams has left me well prepared for the next step in my career."

With seven seats still officially open, though the future of HRT looks ominous, the most likely destination for the Brazilian is Caterham.

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Published: 28/11/2012
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