The Indianapolis 500 is less than six weeks away and Fernando Alonso is getting himself prepped up to compete in the races.
However, there have been mixed reactions trailing the decision of the McLaren team driver to compete in the Indy 500.
One of those who did not believe the story of Alonso getting into the Indy 500 whilst passing up the Monaco Grand Prix was Rubens Barrichello. In fact, when the news first came to his ear, he thought it was a hoax. And it wasn’t only him that had such thoughts.
Barrichello,who in 2012tried IndyCar racingafter his own F1 career ran out of steam, is full of surprise that Alonso would prefer to choose theperils of Indy over the plum Monaco race.
Zac Brown,McLaren’s executive director recently made a revelation that before the start of the season, the idea of Alonso racing in the Indy 500 was initially made in a joking fashion. He one day in an off-handedly manner had said that the two should maybe do the 500 together sometime later on. (more…)
Jenson Button, McLaren’s Honda F1 team driver who announced his retirement from F1 at the end of this season way back in August, finally called the curtain down on his career after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held on Sunday.
In an interview granted recently, Jenson Button had made it known that one of his best partner throughout his career was Rubens Barrichello. The duo had spent about four seasons with the McLaren squad and were good partners.
Jenson Button had this to say about Barrichello,
“Without a doubt, Rubens Barrichello is the best partner. We worked together for four years, spoke to Brawn GP, where he fought for the title.
“Rubens taught me a lot in terms of technical operation with the machine. He was a master at fine tuning.
“Alonso is good in this respect, but Rubens is just in another League. Now I know why Schumacher was so fond of to work with this guy.” (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)