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Barrichello thanks Brawn

Rubens Barrichello bows out at Brawn GP by taking fourth place in Abu Dhabi – and his 15th F1 points' finish of the season.
Rubens Barrichello has thanked Brawn GP following the conclusion to the 2009 F1 season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday - and confirmation today, as expected, that he will join the AT&T Williams F1 team in 2010.

The Brazilian went into the weekend hoping to secure second in the F1 drivers' championship, however he eventually lost out to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who took the victory at the new Yas Marina Circuit and the vice-champions spot.

Barrichello had to settle for fourth in the race - his final outing with the Brackley-based outfit compromised at the start when he made slight contact with Mark Webber going into turn one and damaged his front wing.

"We had a pretty competitive race today," said the Williams-bound man, who made his F1 debut with Jordan way back in 1993 and who won twice this year, in Valencia and at Monza.

"The start was quite exciting and I went to the inside at turn one but unfortunately I collided slightly with Mark and he took a chunk of my front wing with him. It lost me a lot of downforce initially which let Jenson [Button] past but I was able to live with the understeer so we decided not to change the nose and I just pushed as hard as possible.

"I was quicker than Jenson in the middle stint but it's very difficult to overtake, even more so when it's your team-mate in the same car, so there was nothing I could do to get past him.

"Still it was a competitive race throughout and a lot of fun so I have to be pleased with fourth position today. It's truly been a great season and I have to thank the team for giving me a car that has been so competitive this year and the opportunity to return to winning ways again. We've had a great year together."

Team boss Ross Brawn meanwhile was full of praise for both Barrichello - and Jenson Button, who took third in the sister car and who enjoyed a thrilling fight with Webber in the dying few laps for P2.

"A strong race from both drivers today and another podium finish is a great way to round off what has been a very successful season for the team. Jenson and Rubens both drove extremely well with Jenson providing a fantastic last lap of racing to bring the 2009 F1 season to its conclusion," Brawn added.




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Rubens Barrichello celebrates his first victory of 2009 for Brawn GP in the European Grand Prix in Valencia [pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello celebrates his first victory of 2009 for Brawn GP in the European Grand Prix in Valencia [pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello celebrates his first victory of 2009 for Brawn GP alongside McLaren-Mercedes` runner-up Lewis Hamilton in the European Grand Prix in Valencia [pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn BGP001, German F1 Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 10-12th, July 2009
Rubens Barrichello [Pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello [Pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello [Pic credit: Brawn GP]

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Simon - Unregistered

November 02, 2009 1:24 PM

Y'know i cannot WAIT to read Rubens memoirs, They are going to be completely fascinating, Just think of the stories ? . .His take on things . .



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