Barrichello visits Williams headquarters

Nov.4 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello this week made his first visit to Williams. The Brazilian veteran has been signed by the British team for 2010, and he headed straight from Abu Dhabi to Grove to tour the factory and even look around Williams’ famous F1 car museum, according to O Globo newspaper.

Barrichello, 37, revealed that he also had talks with McLaren a few weeks ago in Brazil “but my contract with Williams was already signed”.

“I am going to realise a dream, because ever since I saw F1 on TV for the first time, I have dreamed of driving for them,” said the holder of the record for the most career grands prix.

Barrichello, whose mentor Ayrton Senna died at the wheel of a Williams in 1994, also revealed that his Brawn contract this year was initially for only the first four races with “the rest depending on my results and my work”.