IndyCar » Rubens: how IndyCar compares with F1

Rubens Barrichello has a lot to adjust to as he moves from F1 to IndyCar, from the lack of tyre warmers through to the up-close and personal interaction with the fans.

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Don - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 3:37 PM

I have so much respect for Rubens not only as a fantastic driver, but as a person too. He's one of the truly good guys in any type of sport.

He is going to have competitive machinery now which he hasn't had for some time. It will be interesting to see how the engine manufacturers shake out for performance, and there will be quite a learning curve on the new car setups. Can't wait for the new aero packages / competition to arrive next season. It should make the formula very interesting indeed.

Good luck Rubens!

SHAKEN - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 6:10 PM

Great feedback from 'Rubino' but he'll also have to get used to the fact IndyCar is far more dangerous than F1. I don't know if those guards at the back of the IndyCar wheels will stop the following car from being launched into the wall or catch fencing after a hit but we will see about that. I cant wait to see the new season and seeing how the guys get on!!!

Stevo - Unregistered

March 04, 2012 7:36 PM

I hope Rubens enjoys the fan interaction, because he is going to get a lot of attention. Unlike the unaccessible ways of F1, he's going to get mobbed by his fans. I'll definately be purchasing paddock passes at the two races I will be attending this year. Can't wait!


March 05, 2012 11:18 AM

Good luck Rubs hope you can do a Mansell 93, i remember watching his campaign in the US when he beat seasoned Indy drivers like Tracey,Rahall and Emerson he was great on the ovals although he just missed out on the 500, and he was a mature rookie like yourself, i will be watching Indy with keen interest this season.

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