The battle to secure the remaining seat at Williams F1 has ended. In an announcement late yesterday, Bruno Senna will team up with Pastor Maldonado for the 2012 season.
Bruno Senna secures second F1 race seat for Williams
The mini battle for the remaining race seat at Williams F1 has concluded. The Grove based team has announced that Bruno Senna will partner Pastor Maldonado in the 2012 season. The battle for the second seat was between to Rubens Barrichello, Adrian Sutil, Toro Rosso, Jaime Alguersuari and Tonio Liuzzi.
The 28-year old Brazilian is nephew of three-time world champ Ayrton and will make his debut with Williams on February 9th at Jerez for the first test of the year.
“Bruno only started racing when he was 20 years old but quickly proved his talent in F3 and GP2. In a tightly fought 2008 GP2 season, Bruno finished second in the Championship with notable victories in Monaco and Silverstone, the latter in the wet. The circumstances of Bruno’s two seasons in F1 have not given him an ideal opportunity to deliver consistently so it was essential that we spent as much time with him as possible to understand and evaluate him as a driver,” Frank Williams stated.