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Brawn GP wishes Barrichello well

Rubens Barrichello 'contributed highly to our success' in 2009, says Ross Brawn.
Ross Brawn has wished Rubens Barrichello the 'very best' following confirmation today, as expected, that he will move to Williams in 2010.

Barrichello enjoyed a very strong season in '09, notching up points in 15 of the 17 races, including winning the European and Italian Grand's Prix.

However, despite his success, the Brackley-based outfit opted not to retain him, and it is thought likely that Brawn GP's current number one driver and new F1 World Champion Jenson Button will be joined by Nico Rosberg next season, although neither have yet to officially sign on the dotted line.

"We are very pleased for Rubens that he will be driving in F1 once again next year," Ross Brawn stated in a statement released by his team. "Rubens was with our team for four years and we regard him as a highly experienced and talented driver whose contribution to the team over that period was significant.

"2009 was a very special season for Brawn GP and I am extremely proud of the spirit in which our drivers Rubens and Jenson [Button] fought for the Drivers' Championship.

"Rubens contributed hugely to our success in the Constructors' Championship with two great victories in Valencia and Monza along with numerous podiums and he was a pleasure to work with.

"We wish Rubens the very best with his new team and thank him for his contribution to Brawn GP this year."



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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 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 [Pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello takes the chequered flag for his first victory of 2009 for Brawn GP in the European Grand Prix in Valencia [pic credit: Brawn GP]
Rubens Barrichello celebrates victory at Monza   [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]

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Gaz - Unregistered

November 02, 2009 4:38 PM

I think Rubens has had enough of playing number two, especially in teams run by Ross Brawn! So I am guessing that he wants to enjoy his last season in F1 next year and not have someone else take the credit for his hard work. All the best for 2010 Rubens, a true gentleman if there ever was one. Will be great for Rubens to drive for Williams, especially with the "Senna S" still being on the car.

doris nutscrubber - Unregistered

November 02, 2009 4:23 PM

i can't help thinking ross has let the better driver go. wasn't it martin brundle that said it was button who benefitted from rubens setting the car up this year. i think ross has gone for the number 1 on the car and the money it brings for next year rather than whats best for the team. unless rubens wanted to leave brawn,does anyone know about this.



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