Barrichello keeping F1 dream alive in Indycars

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) KV Racing. Rubens Barrichello IndyCar Test, Sebring, Florida, USA, Tuesday 31 January 2012.

Rubens Barrichello

May 7 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello is still refusing to give up on his Formula 1 career, and says his Indycar career is to keep F1 teams aware of him.

After a record-setting 19 consecutive seasons on the grid, the 39-year-old Brazilian lost his Williams race seat for 2012 and switched to the premier American open-wheeler series, Indycar.

“I’m enjoying it,” insisted Barrichello to O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

“I have been welcomed and the feeling is a much more open one.

“But the fact that I keep active and am competing is, for me, still a way to be seen and to attract the eye of F1.

“For all that I did in F1, I would be able to go back there,” added the much loved driver.

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  • Andy – London

    I wish Rubens would just move on from F1 now. He was always a joureyman. It must be hard to be Schumachers team mate at Ferrari but Irvine knew it would be better to be number 2 at Ferrari than number one at Jaguar. All Rubens did when he left Ferrari was criticise them, yet not many drivers will ever know what it was like to drive the ’02 and ’04 cars, which gave him so many podiums and (is it 9?) wins.
    I would pick Pastor and Bruno over Rubens any day. He was phenominal at Silverstone 2003 – his best race (for me), and his first Ferrari win from the back in Germany was excellent but stay in Indycar and see if you can do what Mansell did in his first year – I doubt it.