IndyCar » Barrichello's verdict: 'It is a beast...I like it!'


Rubens Barrichello took to the track for the first time in a KV Racing DW12 IndyCar, as the prospects grew of a fulltime switch to the series for the F1 veteran.

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Barrichello - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 3:38 PM

If IndyCar were serious on running a proper business and show they would pay Barrichello out of their pocket for him to race there. Let's see how serious these guys are about growing the series!

Ilovemyhaters - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 5:22 PM

Why will any race team manager consider an over the hill racer a candidate for a prime seat in their car, this character have not achieve anything in his racing career, He's not about to start now.

Guest - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 8:20 PM

So Ruben's first test in an Indycar, on an unknown track, and he's on the pace? Doesn't say a lot for the Indycar regulars!

However, if Ruben's does manage to get into Indycar, it should be interesting!

Dave - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 8:32 PM

Of course he's on the pace! Why wouldn't he be? Name a top F1 driver who came to CART who wasn't on the pace? I am not a big fan of his but I readily admit he is still probably quicker that probably half the F1 grid, and the CART car, while fast, is just a little slower than an F1 machine.
Rubens is still likely "faster" than the CART machinery and therefore his race experience and knowledge of carbon brakes will be a great asset. I hope he comes to CART as his profile AND his pedigree are far more impressive than, say, promoting the Danica's in the future.

Dave - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 8:32 PM

Of course he's on the pace! Why wouldn't he be? Name a top F1 driver who came to CART who wasn't on the pace? I am not a big fan of his but I readily admit he is still probably quicker that probably half the F1 grid, and the CART car, while fast, is just a little slower than an F1 machine.
Rubens is still likely "faster" than the CART machinery and therefore his race experience and knowledge of carbon brakes will be a great asset. I hope he comes to CART as his profile AND his pedigree are far more impressive than, say, promoting the Danica's in the future.

slimshady - Unregistered

February 01, 2012 2:49 AM

Oval track racing has nothing in common with the style of F1, Barrichello is a name with the best credentials possible, how could he not be an asset to the beleaguered Indy Racing League?

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