One’s home race is always important and nowhere is that more evident than for Rubens Barrichello at the Brazilian Grand Prix. It hasn’t been the greatest season for the veteran driver, but he hopes for a good showing over the weekend.
The Brazilian born driver, in the effort to have the best car possible, has equipped his Williams with a brand new engine, as power and the right setup are key to a strong race finish.
"The Williams tends to suit Brazil, and I have a new engine for this race," explained Barrichello to Sky Sports. "Achieving a good set-up and qualifying result is important, but it’s not always easy to set the car up - you need strong traction and balance."
The Brazilian Grand Prix has long been either the final or the penultimate race of theFormula One season and it has never disappointed. The track is fast and features some fantastic corners that really test the car and driver.
We’ll see if Rubens can pass that test when the race gets underway.
Here’s an interesting rumor all you fans of Top Gear USA should know.
Inside Line just posted a tweet of an “unsubstantiated rumor” linking Williams F1 driver Rubens Barrichello as the man that will portray The Stig in the US version of Top Gear.
There’s no telling where this rumor came from, but seeing as the Brazilian is still tied to Williams and is currently driving for them in Formula One - albeit for the last three races - we don’t see how Rubens can juggle being an F1 race car driver and a super secretive Top Gear USA masked test driver at the same time.
If it is true, however, the addition of Barrichello to the TG USA line-up adds some much-needed star-power to a team that, no offense to Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood, doesn’t exactly scream of household name material.
On the flip side, given BBC’s uproar during the whole Ben Collins scandal, leaking Rubens Barrichello’s name as The Stig on Top Gear USA violates whatever confidentiality agreement these parties are supposed to have?
Then again, there’s a reason why it’s called a rumor.
Rubens Barrichello revealed the fact that he will continue to collaborate with Honda F1 team also next year.This will represent Barrichello’s third season at the wheel of the Japanese monopost since he left Ferrari at the end of 2005.
At the press conference Barrichello looked very happy with his decision and said that he is delighted to confirm that he will drive for Honda also in 2008.In his opinion 2007 has been very hard so far but he believes that the team is heading in the right (...)