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Barrichello keen to continue

Rubens Barrichello keen to continue in F1 into a 20th season next year
Rubens Barrichello says he is keen to continue with Williams into the 2012 F1 season and that discussions about the future are 'moving'.

The experienced Brazilian has endured a tough season with an uncompetitive car that has left Williams with just five points after 14 races.

The rumour mill had suggested that Barrichello's role with the team could be at risk for next season with the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Adrian Sutil linked with his seat – although both of those drivers have distanced themselves from the Grove-based outfit.

Speaking to GP Week, Barrichello insisted he wanted to race on into his 20th season in the sport and wasn't concerned about the rumours surrounding his drive.

“It's moving but right now is the rumour time and my Twitter is just crazy with people saying things,” he replied when asked how things are progressing for next year. “I can't rely on other information and other drivers, I just rely on my information. Whenever I meet my family they ask me crazy things that they read in the press, unfortunately. To say something now is just going to cause more fuss. I'm not in that moment yet.

“I definitely want to [race on], that's my point. I'm better prepared than at any other time. Unfortunately Williams haven't given me a good car yet. But moving forward means we should stick together and race with a better car next year. The fewer changes you make on the driver side the better the continuity, and I think a good example of that is Ferrari. I'm cool. I've had a fantastic 19 years and I want to do the 20th. If everything goes well I will do my 20th."



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Yirmin Snipe - Unregistered

September 27, 2011 2:03 PM

Frankly it would be nice F1 was changed so that they eliminated all the pay drivers. Let the teams build cars and rotate all the drivers in F1 through the entire field of cars... Put up money for the first 10 places on the grid, maybe a very nominal amount for the remaining places and let the drivers earn their keep. I'm so tired of teams renting spots out... in a system that rotated drivers through you could simply cut the bottom 5 to 10 drivers each year and then allow teams to vote on which drivers would fill those new spots... would eliminate stale drivers and pay drivers in one simple move.... and who wouldn't want to watch Sebastion or Alonso having to struggle in an HRT to see if they could perform a bit of magic in a bad car.... At the end of the season you would still have a WDC and it would be a more valid champion because he would be a driver that showed his stuff in every car from the best to the worst.... Hell it would even make it cheaper for teams, no more 20 million d



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