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…)
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…)