Having lost his Williams seat to Valtteri Bottas Bruno Senna says he’s happy with his 2012 season.
Senna has scored points regularly this year, although he hasn’t been as fast over one lap as team mate Pastor Maldonado.
“Since the beginning of my programme 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 début in 2013,” he said on his website.
“It has been extremely satisfying to be the team’s most regular point scorer 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 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.”
Senna pointed out that he’d had some good races: “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.”
Intriguingly his website noted that “Bruno will confirm his F1 plans soon.”