Rubens Barrichello has said he can't see himself still being in F1 when the new V6 engine formula is adopted in 2014.
Barrichello is F1's most experienced driver of all-time and made his debut back in 1993 with Jordan. Since then he has gone on to take in over 300 races and while he is keen to stay around in 2012 and 2013 [see separate story - click here
], it appears the end could be in sight, albeit only after two more full-seasons.
“It is a very big internal war; it was going to be four cylinder and now it's V6. We're not exactly sure what will happen,” he told Globo Esporte
when asked about the new engine formula that will be adopted in 2014. “That's for three years from now [though]. At that time, I will not be in F1 but at Disneyland, eating hamburgers and riding the rollercoaster.”
Asked about 2012, he said again that nothing has been signed with Williams: “In F1 there are always surprises; you can never guarantee that something is fixed,” he continued.
“From what we can see, only the top seats are pretty much decided. For the teams in the middle of the field it depends on other factors and anything can happen,” concluded the veteran.