Rubens Barrichello’s return to the Formula 1 grid – as a driver – could actually happen this season at his home race.
It emerged late last week that the Brazilian veteran, who lost his Williams seat at the end of 2011, could be a surprize contender to race alongside the highly inexperienced Sergey Sirotkin at Sauber next year.
But highly respected Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio claims 41-year-old Barrichello – the most experienced driver in Formula 1 history – could even race the Sauber at his home race at Interlagos for November’s 2013 finale.
Oricchio say’s that Barrichello is currently not answering his phone.
“He just sent a message saying ‘who knows’,” Oricchio wrote in O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.
Oricchio said that F1 chief executive Ecclestone answered “good” when told of the prospect of Barrichello’s return. (GMM.)
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