November 7th, 2011
Rubens Goncalves Barrichello or simply Rubens Barrichello is a professional motorsport driver from the South American nation of Brazil currently plying his trade for the Williams Formula One team in the Formula One circuit. Fans and critics are of the unanimous opinion that Rubens is one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers not to have ever won the drivers’ world championship in the prestigious sport. Barrichello was born on the 23rd of May, 1972 and he shares his birthday with his father who is also named Rubens, as well as his grandfather, Rubens, Sr. Before coming over to Europe to race in open wheel series, Rubens had already won a staggering 5 titles in the go karting championships in Brazil. He raced in Formula Vauxhall Lotus series in 1990 and in his very first season in the series, he won the championship and he repeated this feat again the following year as well at the British Formula Three Championship. He was close to joining the Formula 1 bandwagon at that time at the age of just 19 years but he thought that he was too young at the moment and opted for the Formula 3000 series in 1992.
Rubens Barrichello finished his first season at the Formula 3000 series at third position and he was called in to race in Formula 1 for the Jordan Formula One team for the 1993 season. As a youngster, Rubens idolized the legendary Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna and when he moved to Formula 1, Senna took the young Brazilian under his wing. The image of a shell shocked Rubens with tears rolling down his eyes at Senna’s funeral is one of the most touching images of that time, which was a very difficult period for Formula 1. Rubens Barrichello raced for the Jordan Formula One team for three years between 1993 and 1996 before he switched to join the Stewart Grand Prix racing team in 1997 and stayed with them till 1999. The following season, he made the leap to join the Ferrari team with the legendary Michael Schumacher and stayed with the Scuderia based outfit till the 2005 season. He joined Honda in 2006, staying till 2008 after which he raced alongside Jenson Button for Brawn GP in their title winning season. Since the start of the 2010 season, Rubens Barrichello has been racing for the Williams Formula One team with the #11 car.
August 20th, 2016
If you are a fan of Rubens Barrichello you will remember the day he finally obtained the title in 2000 German Grand Prix.
It was definitely one of the feats worth remembering. It was as if the day had been etched out for him in the rain. Indeed, it took him seven years, but he was able to break through his bad luck eventually. He ended his career after having gathered eleven wins. He was positioned as one of the top three in 2009 in the world championship rankings. However, it was not easy for Ruben to find the way to reach the podium. F1 history saw his maiden success story worth remembering.
Barrichello has always had the reputation of being a good guy and being an integral part of the Ferrari team. He was part of Michael Schumacher’s division and 2000 was the year when he joined Ferrari by replacing Eddie Irvine.
June 6th, 2016
The best part about F1 and celebrity drivers like Ruben is the wonderful cars and their accessories they get to drive and experience.
F1cars and associated technology has been on the rise and evolution in this stream of innovations has been rapid. If you look at the steering wheel that was used in the nineties compared to the modern ones, you will realize the gap and giant leaps that technology has taken. Rubens Barrichello might have retired from F1 since 2011 but he still enjoys the possessions that he owns or the cars that he remains associated with.
Ruben lost his seat from being part of William’s team. His racing career had been a long one, from 1993 which ended in 2011. For him, the progress of technology has been amazing that he has witnessed up close. F1 at that time offered launch control, traction control and active suspensions as well as ABS.
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Rubens Barrichello is a Brazilian race car driver best known for his time spent in Formula One with Ferrari. He raced in the top motorsport competition for eighteen years between 1993 and 2011 before leaving for the Indy Car Series after losing his racing seat with Williams.
However, his time at the Indy Car Series did not go according to plan and after just one season and failure to find a team, he returned home to race in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Series where he became the champion in 2014 when he was driving for Full Time Sports.
The Brazilian has scored the tenth highest Formula One Drivers’ World Championship points in history. Between 2000 and 2005, he drove for the legendary Ferrari team as a teammate for Michael Schumacher, and enjoyed considerable success with the Italian team, finishing runners up to the German on two occasions in 2002 and 2004. He also finished third in 2003 and 2009.
During the six years Rubens Barrichello spent at Ferrari, the team won the Formula One Constructors’ World Championship five times. Barrichello left Ferrari at the end of the 2005 season to sign a deal with Honda. Following the retirement of Schumacher in 2006, he became the most experienced driver on the grid at the time, before becoming the most experienced driver in the history of Formula One in 2008.
March 7th, 2015