Bruno Senna has said he will look at the options available to him before making a decision on his future racing career after the announcement that Honda is to withdraw from Formula One.
Senna had an encouraging test with the team last month at Barcelona and was widely tipped to secure a race seat alongside Jenson Button for 2009 – replacing fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.
However, Honda's decision to put the team up for sale has now left Senna to look at what other options may be available for next season.
While a drive with the Brackley-based team could still happen if a buyer is found, failure to sell the team would see Honda close it down – thereby removing a possible F1 seat for the new campaign.
"We'll have to look around and see what other options are open to us," he told Motorsports-Magazine.com
. "These things happen. It's never been easy to get into Formula One – you just have to keep plugging away and see what turns up.
"I'm not burn any bridges there [Brackley], but I can't wait for ever. On the other hand, the financial situation is tough everywhere at the moment and it is difficult to see where things are heading. So in the circumstances, you have to be very flexible."
Senna is seen as potentially an attractive option for any potential buyer of the team due to his name and the fact he would be a strong draw for potential sponsors from South America.