Bruno Senna has said he will confirm his F1 plans 'soon' in the wake of the announcement Williams will not require his services in 2013 and will instead promote test and reserve pilot Valtteri Bottas.
In a statement issued by the Brazilian he insisted he harboured 'no hard feelings' following the decision by the Grove-based outfit and that he had been 'aware of the team's long term plans for some time already'.
“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,” Senna explained.
“Despite that it has been extremely satisfying to be the team's most regular point scorer [in 2012] and for me to demonstrate my pace in all 20 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 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 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,” he added
Meanwhile, Senna noted he was very grateful to get the chance to compete with Williams in 2012, his first proper full year, after competing with HRT in 2010 and doing the final eight events with Lotus Renault in 2011.
“I would like to thank the whole team and particularly [Williams team boss and founder] Frank [Williams] 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.”