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Barrichello: I want to be on the grid next year

Rubens Barrichello seeks to remain in F1 next season
Rubens Barrichello says he is keen to remain on the F1 grid next season, even if he isn't retained by Williams for the 2012 campaign.

The Brazilian has endured a tough year with the uncompetitive FW33 and has managed just two points finishes so far with four races of the season to run.

On only three occasions since making his debut back in 1993 has the Brazilian ended the season with four points or less, but question marks are now being raised about his future in the sport – with a decision over whether he stays with Williams yet to be taken.

Even if Williams elect to release the most experienced driver in the history of the sport, limited options are available elsewhere and Barrichello said he was keen to extend his career into a 20th year if he could find a competitive drive – be that with Williams or elsewhere.

"Whatever it takes, wherever - I want to be racing next year," he was quoted by AFP. "So I am talking to the whole paddock and the situation here is no different, they know what I would like to have next year - and the only thing I would like to have next year is a competitive car."

Barrichello expects to know his future with Williams before his home race at Interlagos in late November.



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fastlane66 - Unregistered

October 14, 2011 2:58 AM

Why does not he find sponsor f he was seriously want to stay in Formula One? It's time to give talent young driver chance. I do not want to say Rubens is selfish but he has to think about Formula One teams' today situation and young talent drivers chance of being in Formula One. Also he can be test driver if he wanted to help develop car for the team. I know you may not be agreed with me but I want him to shut up and retire quietly.

Boss B - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 6:21 PM

I wonder how much money is 1 point worth at the end of this year when Bernie divides up the spoils among the teams. I would hope his 4 points are much more than whatever money Maldonado has brought in.



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