F1 » Barrichello set to frustrate Sutil, Senna?


Rubens Barrichello may have taken a significant step closer to retaining his Williams seat in 2012, according to reports.

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Mr Know it All - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 5:35 PM

How a Journeyman like Barrichello has lasyed so long boring us all to death amazes me. I had hoped the last great Journeyman was Fisichella but sadly baldy Barrichello has taken boring us all to new heights. Shame in some ways as I suspect he is a good guy, I just wish he was exciting, if only a little bit. But he isnt is he......

Santino Sirignano - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 5:52 PM

I dont understand all this Barrichello rubbishing! Im sick of these pays drivers who just buy their way in to F1. Williams should have Barrichello and Sutil, that would be good for them. Its incredible and nice to know there are some drivers like Rubens who have been around since the early 90s as that for me was the best era of F1, along with the 80s! Its staggering to think a driver who is nearly in his 40s is competing with those half his age and are only separated by tenths of a second. Not to mention his dedication and toil it takes to be an F1 driver for 20 years solid, when most of us cant be bothered to do any exercise! As for Senna, he is overrated and its obvious all you that want him to race think it will bring back Ayrton memories, absolute nonsense! Im 19 and i want a little historical factor to stay in F1, RUBENS 2012, Dont listen to the negative people, theyre just bitter and resentful youve been doing it for so long when theyll never get 20 seconds in an f1 car! I wont e

richard

January 03, 2012 6:06 PM
Last Edited 1082 days ago

santino. do you not think that it is staggering to see a youngster, fresh out of school, is able to compete with experienced and older race winners? to me, that is the greater feat. further, maldonado pays his way, barro has to be paid. isnt it obvious that a team will go for the cheapest option, especially as he paying driver is able to match and beat a driver who is supposed to lead a team?
there are a number of good, unemployed f1 drivers available who could do a better job than barro, and for a cheaper price. sutil is one, then there is algy, etc. but despite those who are besotted by the senna name being linked with williams, senna would not be considered a good choice. but these people want lotus/senna, mclaren/senna, williams/senna. all such liaisons are basically meaningless.

Funky_j - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 6:14 PM
Last Edited 1082 days ago

@ Richard, Oli etc

There was even an interview with Newey last year where he said he was still troubled by the crash.

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azwris - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 6:41 PM
Last Edited 1082 days ago

As for Barrichello I think Williams must keep him. He was fighting for the championship two years ago and in 2010 he pulled the best out of the car. That goes for the last season too with the difference that Williams' car was crap! Keep Rubens..

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107SS2009

January 03, 2012 7:20 PM

I am late on this Senna thing but here is my two pence, there were two claimed causes for the accident, A snapped steering column were some welding has been hastily done, Car bottoming out due to low tyre air pressure which was claimed to be due to tyres getting cold because of laps behind the safety car. A rumour at the time was, a blood stained Austrian flag was found in Senna's cockpit, which Senna intended to hold up in memory of Ratzenberger if he won the race. The findings of the autopsy as read in court, Senna's injuries were compatible with a massive blow above the right eyebrow, Senna dead not from the impact itself, but from a “blow to the head from a blunt object” a photo showing a part of the front suspension was shown. To be cont.

107SS2009

January 03, 2012 7:28 PM

Cont, The verdict of the Italian court of appeal “2007”, it has been determined that the accident was caused by a steering column failure, this failure was caused by a badly designed and badly executed modifications, the responsibility of this falls on Patrick Head.

Santino Sirignano - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 7:53 PM

Richard you are right about the young achievement also but they have a lenghty career ahead! and Yes Barrichello has had this. However as i said previously, Rubens is a champion, not for what we expect in F1 of course but for his determination, motivation and is a great inspiration for when the going gets really tough. He does not deserve to finish f1 with a season like Williams had in 2011, no way! and for 2012 he will not be paid, its great to see current drivers like Vettel, Button and even Schumi and today f1 folk have come out in support of Rubens :)

107SS2009

January 03, 2012 7:59 PM

Richard's post of nine hours ago in answer to Enerico polled sixteen disagrees but I fully agree with everything he said, Senna was deeply troubled by the speed of the up and coming MS at the time, the Williams was by far a better car than the Benetton at the time.

victor - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 8:29 PM

Richard is right about Senna troubled by Shuey. In the first of the three races he drove in 94 before his death Senna got pole, Shury had a bad start caught up was passed by Shuey in the pits. Senna had an uncharacteristic spin trying to catch up Shuey. Shuey won.
In the second race that year Senna started on pole and was passed by Shuey before the first corner - Shuey won the race. On the third race of 94 Shuey got off to a good start with no WDC points but Shuey with two wins up his sleeve was catching up before the crash.

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