Felipe Nasr says his first time driving a Formula One car was "fantastic" as he made his debut for Williams in Bahrain.

Nasr was named as the Williams test and reserve driver overnight ahead of the final day of the second test and he was immediately involved by driving on Saturday. With it being the first experience Nasr had of an F1 car, when asked by Crash.net how he felt after the end of running he said it was "a great experience" and that he was pleased with the way he progressed.

"I have to say it was a fantastic day," Nasr said. "To have my first time driving a Formula One car and for me it was such a great experience from the beginning to the end. Of course everything was new, a lot of information was coming through, but I just had to adapt and get used to it through the day. It seemed fine, by the end I was handling the car well, I got used to the procedures right and that's the way it goes. For me it was a very good day."

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However, Nasr admitted that the timing of his move in to F1 means he is likely to get fewer opportunities than the likes of Valtteri Bottas had with Williams back in 2012.

"You have to look at it in a different way because when [Bottas] came in the car was already developed and the series was not in to any regulation change. They knew more or less what they've got so they could have a lot more freedom bringing drivers in and having the Fridays.

"In my case, I'm not the one who chooses when I have to be in Formula One but I've got in in a year when so many changes happen that the teams must focus on their main drivers, getting used to the car and trying to make them better because everything is new. But that's what I get so I will make the most of it."

And Nasr added that he still felt he could use his track time to prove himself for a race seat next season.

"Yes, I would say so, that's the plan. Until then there is still a lot of things to consider, but definitely I am looking to 2015 thinking about a race seat."