Tag Archive: Rubens Barrichello

Apr 24

‘No chance’ of beating Barrichello record – Webber

“I’ll never reach it — absolutely no chance”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (4)Mark Webber has scoffed at the suggestion he might one day beat Rubens Barrichello’s all-time race record. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Whitmarsh resisted urge to issue team orders

“He allows his drivers to race.  He doesn’t change”

Martin WhitmarshMcLaren resisted the urge to call off the on-track spat between teammates Jenson Button and Sergio Perez in Bahrain, boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Alonso would have challenged Vettel – Barrichello

The Spaniard’s charge, however, was thwarted by a failing DRS rear wing flap

Fernando Alonso Bahrein 2013 - photo © Jad Sherif - WRI2 Fernando Alonso would have fought for victory in Bahrain, according to veteran former driver Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Pirelli denies 2014 deal ‘all done’

“It’s ongoing”

2013-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia 02Paul Hembery has in Bahrain denied Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that a new deal for Pirelli is “all done” for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Hulkenberg happy with new role as young veteran

“Absolutely it’s expected of me that I beat my teammate”

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg has admitted he is enjoying his status as the most experienced driver at Sauber this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Barrichello would race in F1 again ‘for the pleasure’

“For the pleasure and the passion.”

Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitRubens Barrichello has admitted he would happily step back into the cockpit of a formula one car, to race one more time just for “the pleasure and passion”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Massa wins record for longest Ferrari drought

A cocktail masterclass with Felipe Massa

2013-03-21 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 04

Felipe Massa is enduring the longest victory drought in the history of all Ferrari drivers, according to an analysis by Italy’s Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

No DTM for Zanardi, Barrichello to stock car

Alex Zanardi will not be racing in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

Alex Zanardi 2011-12-26Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitThe former F1 driver recently tested a hand-controlled BMW, sparking speculation the popular 46-year-old Italian and Paralympian could return to full-time motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Barrichello ‘torn’ between Indy and stock car for 2013

“I think we will make an announcement soon.”

Rubens Barrichello 022012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello says he is “torn” between staying in Indycar next year or returning to his native Brazil to contest the premier stock car series full-time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Caterham link ‘just rumours’ – Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello has dismissed as “just rumours” suggestions he could return to formula one next year with Caterham.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 012012-06-10_0833The 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Alonso could win EUR 10m Ferrari title bonus – report

Alonso is not giving up

2012-11-18_00342012-11-18_0008Fernando Alonso stands to win a whopping EUR 10 million bonus if on Sunday he can win Ferrari’s first drivers’ world championship since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Barrichello admits little chance of F1 return

Rubens Barrichello has all but ruled out a return to formula one in 2013.

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello KV RacingUntil now, F1’s longest-serving veteran has refused to call time on his grand prix career, despite switching to Indycar for 2012 after losing his Williams race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Ferrari checked with FIA before changing Austin grid

Stefano Domenicali had his head held high when he answered a clear “yes” to a post-race question from the media on Sunday.

2012-11-16_00022012-11-16_0003Just before the race, Ferrari’s team boss had approved mechanics breaking a seal on Felipe Massa’s gearbox not to fix the unit, but simply to create a penalty that would benefit Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Barrichello refusing to rule out F1 return

Rubens Barrichello is refusing to give up on his formula one career.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 012012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wAfter 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Barrichello criticism ‘doesn’t matter’ – Senna

“I think that for him, without being on the track, it’s easy to talk”

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 062012-06-08_0257Bruno Senna has dismissed countryman Rubens Barrichello’s suggestion he would have scored twice as many points as Williams’ 2012 drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Massa admits ‘very close’ to new Ferrari deal

Felipe Massa has admitted he is “very close” to agreeing a new deal to stay with Ferrari in 2013.

2012-06-09_11372012-06-09_0300Blick 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Barrichello to race in Brazilian Stock Car last round

For charity, Brazilian star chases the Race of Million prize

Rubens Barrichello - Xandinho NegrRubens Barrichello 02Current 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Barrichello tips Alonso to beat Hamilton in 2012

Rubens Barrichello has tipped Fernando Alonso to hang onto his championship lead all the way to the 2012 finale.

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello KV RacingAsked 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.

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Sep 13

Tributes pour in for late F1 doctor Sid Watkins

Tributes are pouring in as the world of formula one grapples with the loss of Professor Sid Watkins, who has died aged 84.

Sid Watkins GettyF1’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

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Sep 04

Lotus picks d’Ambrosio for Monza

Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio will contest this weekend’s Italian grand prix in the place of Romain Grosjean.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio2012-06-09_0119There was speculation Lotus might overlook its official reserve driver for the Monza seat, after team regular Grosjean was given a one-race ban by the FIA for causing the spectacular first-lap crash at Spa last Sunday.

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Sep 04

Four drivers lining up for Grosjean’s Monza seat

At least four drivers could be in the running to race the banned Romain Grosjean’s black and gold Lotus at Monza this weekend.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 032012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 01F1 veteran turned Indycar driver Rubens Barrichello is desperate to break back into his favourite category, and has admitted his interest in Grosjean’s seat to his 1.7 million Twitter followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Burti recalls Spa crash that ended F1 career

“It took me two years to get back to normal” – Burti

More than a decade after the fact, Luciano Burti has finally opened up about the crash at Spa-Francorchamps that ended his formula one career.

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Aug 31

Button could be next to mark triple-century

Jenson Button has admitted he could be the next F1 driver to notch up a landmark 300 grands prix.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 062012-06-09_1228Michael Schumacher is celebrating his triple-century this weekend at Spa Francorchamps, and the next most experienced active driver on the grid is McLaren’s Button, who has raced 221 times to date. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Barrichello would consider F1 comeback ‘invitation’

Rubens Barrichello has once again refused to rule out returning to formula one.

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRandy Bernard - Rubens BarrichelloThe Brazilian, who with almost 330 grand prix weekends in his pocket is the sport’s longest serving driver of all time, told a German magazine last week he can still imagine “a way back” to the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Head thanks Renault for Williams turnaround

Williams’ radical improvement this year, after the 5-point debacle of 2011, has much to do with Renault.

2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams - Patrick Head2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Patrick Head - Sir Frank Williams 02That is the view of the famous British team’s former co-owner and technical chief Patrick Head, who is no longer involved in the design and development of the Grove-made cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Alonso names main rivals for 2012 title

Fernando Alonso has singled out Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel as probably his toughest challengers for the 2012 title.

2012-06-23 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 00082012-06-10_1051With half of this year’s grands prix now in the past, Spaniard Alonso has won more than any other rival and has a 40-point lead in the drivers’ chase over Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Rubens Barrichello has admitted that driving an Indycar after an almost two-decade formula one career was a rude awakening.

F1 ‘would not allow’ Indycar tracks – Barrichello

2011-06-12_15452012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wAnd not just the speed difference. Asked by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport if his new mount felt slow even after Williams’ uncompetitive 2011 car, the Brazilian said: “Yes, at first.”

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Aug 14

Williams would be better with me – Barrichello

He still studies F1 from afar

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01With the longest ever grand prix career now behind him, and half a season into his new foray, Rubens Barrichello is still not willing to say he is done with formula one.

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Aug 06

Schumacher ‘should know the rules’ – Whiting

Charlie Whiting has pointed a finger of criticism at Michael Schumacher and Mercedes in the wake of the recent Hungarian grand prix.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 012012-06-09_0020The Hungaroring race start was delayed when Schumacher, who at 43 is F1’s oldest active driver, lined up on the wrong grid slot. Marshals then had to push the great German’s Mercedes off the grid after he deliberately stopped the engine, forgetting that the race re-start procedure had been changed way back in 2005.

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May 30

Barrichello earns $330k as Indy 500 ‘rookie’

Rubens Barrichello earned more than US $330,000 in Sunday’s Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoRubens Barrichello KV RacingAt the age of 40 and with an unprecedented 326 grands prix behind him, the famous Brazilian was the highest placed newcomer in the fabled American oval race. Read the rest of this entry »

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