“Formula one is in a very difficult moment and this is not really helping my case very much. But one way or another I'll be racing in it next year,” he was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard at a promotional event for the new Need For Speed computer game, as reported by the GMM news agency.
Last year, when he nearly secured a race seat with Brawn GP, the former GP2 runner-up promised that he would take the year off and focus on signing a deal for 2010 with one of the existing teams. However, with most of the seats already taken for next year – the remaining ones are already to be secured by drivers currently in the series – Senna might have to reconsider his initial plan.
Under the circumstances, a race seat with one of the new teams – theoretically with less chances of making a great impact in Formula One – seems more probable. US Grand Prix Engineering, Manor and Lotus F1 Team are to debut in F1 next year, while Campos Grand Prix was reportedly very interested in signing Senna a few weeks ago.
Bruno Senna in only one of the drivers that are on the market for next season. Timo Glock was recently informed by Toyota that his extension option will not be picked by the Japanese manufacturer for the upcoming season. F1 veteran test drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Marc Gene, as well as wannabes Vitaly Petrov, Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg are also looking for a new commitment next year.