F1 » Barrichello hints at Williams deal


Rubens Barrichello hints that he may still be in the running to stay with Williams for the 2012 F1 season

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Yamaha r1 - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 8:52 AM

Rubens why drag out something that is dead and has been dead for a while now just step aside and give Bruno a go your career died when you stepped out of the Ferrari apart from a lucky year at brawn and you didn't make the most o f that.

Gary - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 9:05 AM

If Williams are to enjoy success again they need
Experience to develop the car, and u don't get
Anymore experience than Rubens!!!
I agree let Bruno or sutil have a drive for 2012
But give them Maldonados seat!!!!
How can a world championship winning team
Who claim they want to fight at the front again
Do this with a "pay" driver???

Colin - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 9:09 AM

If Rubens is such a great development driver why have Williams gone backwards since he joined?

As for his tweet? Well I bet he is hoping for good news, I'm hoping Santa is going to bring me a new Porsche Turbo but it's not going to happen!

Taipan

December 23, 2011 10:05 AM

Gary, If Rubens is such a good car developer why has he spent this year whining about always having to test new parts blah blah blah? And just what sort of improvements has the great developer made at Williams? they've gone from bad to worse since he arrived.

As for slating Maldonado as just a "pay driver" then saying Bruno would be a good choice for Williams! emmm so you don't think Bruno is a "pay driver" then?

Gary - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 10:43 AM

Rubens can only give experienced feedback from years and years racing!!
Given how many staff have left Williams and the new people they have
Brought in shows they're problems doesn't lie with the drivers capabilities!!
And yes Bruno does bring sponsors just like Maldonado
But I think that Bruno is a better driver, but that's my personal opinion!!
Lastly wouldnt you feel a bit annoyed testing new parts
For a 2012 car that u might not be driving???
I would....

Taipan

December 23, 2011 11:10 AM

Gary if the idiot Hamilton hadn't driven into Maldonado 5 laps from the end at Monaco Maldonado would have ended the season with more than double Barrichello's points total, so much for Mr Experienced Rubens and Mr Pay Driver Pastor.

And if Barrichello doesn't like testing new parts then he should stop selling himself as this great, experienced car developer, which some people seem to believe!

Gary - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 11:25 AM

@TAIPAN
I agree Rubens has had a dreadful season, and Maldonado would have finished with double points over Rubens, he would have had more had he not swerved into Hamilton at another track during qualifying and had a penalty!!
The point I am trying to make is even if it isn't Rubens partnering Maldonado, the team needs a driver who has raced in F1 for more than a few seasons like sutil for example, because of the testing restrictions the teams Like Williams needs to rely on experience rather than young drivers who are not that experienced into development!!

Chris - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 11:32 AM

Taipan, that so called great, experienced car developer was the guy who made a big contribution to Schumacher and Ferrari winning championships, lets not forget that it was often known that Schumacher sometimes borrowed Ruben's set up in the races. Lets not forget how he helped Button get his first championship. I seem to remember Button getting rather bothered when Ruben's side of the garage stopped sharing telemetry while he was still in with a shot for the driver's championship. With that in mind, I'd pick Rubens and his experience to take the second Williams seat.

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