“They have a little bit more of everything”
Rubens Barrichello has dismissed as “just rumours” suggestions he could return to formula one next year with Caterham.
The veteran was bitterly disappointed to end his record-setting grand prix career at the end of last year, but was conspicuously present for the last two races of the 2012 season, in the US – where he has been racing Indycars in 2012 – and his native Brazil.
Stefano Domenicali had his head held high when he answered a clear “yes” to a post-race question from the media on Sunday.
Rubens Barrichello is refusing to give up on his formula one career.
After 19 consecutive seasons on the grid, the Brazilian veteran finally bowed out at the end of last year, when Williams signed countryman Bruno Senna to replace him. 40-year-old Barrichello rescued his open-wheeler career in the US-based Indycar series, but he has told Brazil’s Arena Sportv this week that he considers F1′s door to be still open.
Felipe Massa has admitted he is “very close” to agreeing a new deal to stay with Ferrari in 2013.
Blick newspaper reported this week that Ferrari is set to keep the Brazilian for an eighth consecutive season next year, with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport agreeing that an announcement could be imminent.
For charity, Brazilian star chases the Race of Million prize
Current Formula 1 starts record holder Rubens Barrichello has announced today that will join Medley/Full Time Sports team in the last round of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship in December the 9th at Interlagos. The race, expected to reveal the champion of the season, offers a one million of reais (U$ 500.000) prize to the winner. Barrichello will be partnered by former GP2 series Xandinho Negrão and will make an exclusive test to get to grips with the V8 480 BHP engine on Octoder the 15th at Curitiba circuit.
Rubens Barrichello has tipped Fernando Alonso to hang onto his championship lead all the way to the 2012 finale.
Asked by O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper to pick this year’s title winner, the most experienced driver in F1 history answered: “I think Alonso.” After a record-setting career spanning 326 grands prix, 40-year-old Brazilian Barrichello switched to Indycars this year when he lost his Williams race seat.
Tributes are pouring in as the world of formula one grapples with the loss of Professor Sid Watkins, who has died aged 84.
F1′s medical delegate between 1978 and 2004, the British neurosurgeon not only helped to revolutionise safety standards in the sport and save countless drivers’ lives, his was an infectiously lovable personality
Switch to our mobile site