And Lotus is pushing hard to convince the Finn to stay
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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.