IndyCar » Barrichello set to confirm Indy exit


Media reports suggest that Rubens Barrichello is close to confirming that he will not be returning to IndyCar competition in 2013 and will instead be competing in Brazilian stock cars.

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Taz

December 12, 2012 2:38 PM
Last Edited 658 days ago

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Headline says

"Barrichello close to confirming IndyCar"

Your text doesn't wrap so exit appears on the next line but your html element doesn't resize. A bit of CSS will sort that.

Money talks in motorsport more than ever in 2012, hence why a certain talented Japanese driver can't get a ride in F1.

Ryan Edwards - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 5:11 PM

It's already been confirmed. Could you please put stories up that are true because most are either news thats days late or that is not accurate. Thank you. Rubens Barrichello will contest in brazilian stock cars next season as he did not have enough sponsors to continue in indycar. He will be competing in the Medley Full Time Sports Peugeot Team in which he competed the last few rounds of last season with. For more accurate information go to SpeedTV.com under the indycar section

MichaelMS - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 5:23 PM

Actually that SpeedTV story is saying pretty much exactly the same thing - "multiple sources say" - but there's still nothing official from Barrichello or his manager yet. Sounds like it's actually Speed slightly over-egging their headline.

shaken - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 6:23 PM

Racing at the top level whether it be F1, WRC, IndyCar or whatever is all but a huge sponsorship exercise these days. No place for an old washed up lad. This much said, I wish Rubens well at his stock cars. This he can do (and maybe do well)

KGBVD - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 7:48 PM

@shaken it's been a long time since indy/champ car was a top level anything.

With the new cars, I was looking forward to a new series where top drivers, including F1 expats, would be able to compete as they ride off into the sunset. Instead, we get clown cars and all the pay drivers that are too crap to F1 or GP2.

I cannot wait for Bernie to establish GP2 North America. Then maybe there may be some open wheel racing in N. Am. worth watching. As it stands, IndyCar is the same series where fat men like Paul Tracy and Robby Gordon competed. It's like professional bowling on wheels.

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 8:59 PM

Formula 1 could not survive without government sponsorship. ALL of their races aside from the ones they plan on having in the U.S are all government funded. Texas had a bit of government funding, but before that the races were privately paid for.

For the amount of money each series takes in per race, and what each respective series' teams spends per car, given that F1 costs 10 times as much as Indycar, I don't think F1 cars are 10 times faster, or even their drivers 10 times better.

For a national series, Indycar is doing pretty well. Could be better managed, but it's a nice solid package they have for the fans.

KGBVD - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 9:38 PM

@ DC, F1 plies governments for money, NASCAR plies corporations. It works for both. Neither work for CART.

(F1 is able to exploit a global audience of hundreds of millions per race, it's a huge advertising boom, Montreal reckons it's work $100M CDN a year. NASCAR, on the other hand, doesn't mind having an official energy drink, an official lubricant supplier, an official carbonated beverage, and official fast food, official toilet paper, etc.)

Indy, meanwhile, pretends to be an international series (it pretty much as to, since there aren't any decent Americans driving in it), but fails miserably.

China, Montreal, Lausitzring, Edmonton, Brands Hatch, Rockingham, Motegi, how many failed races does that series have? Promoters can't afford to host the races and are pulling out. In the meantime, the rulesmakers can't decide how to (re)start the races, and the company itself can't decide on a decent president it likes.

THOSE are the signs of a crap, and dying, series.

DGAS - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 9:48 PM

That'll hurt the tv ratings if he does split.The world economy may be in the toilet but Brazil is still a big market for tv sponsors and we all know they love Rubens there. Will Indycar try and help keep him?
Bernie would if he was in their position......

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