IndyCar » Official: Barrichello moves to Stock Cars

Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has made it official that he's leaving the IZOD IndyCar Series and will be competing in the Brazilian Stock Car championship in 2013.

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Johnwaynebobbet - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Just another also-ran, much the same as the entirety of his F1 career. Should know when to retire but if he had his way he would still be trying to drag Williams to the back of the grid.

RacerX1 - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 5:01 PM

I am always greatly amused when self conscious North American racing fans fallaciously insist that the performances of an effete, forcefully retired F1 driver are a testament to the "difficulty" level of their racing series. LOL! Rubens was never any more than brutally mediocre in his prime to begin with.

Not that modern F1 is any better. It is more contrived and gimmick laden than nascar could ever hope to be.

Michael Fornarina - Unregistered

December 30, 2012 1:30 AM

@RacerX1 --I mentioned Nigel Mansell's performances in IndyCar . does the (then) current Formula One world champion fit your criteria as well as an 'effete forcefully retired' whatever? Nigel Mansell never won a race on any of the IndyCar road courses or street circuits..btw one of 'my' racing series is F1. And speaking of that.. 'mediocre' Rubens Barrichello finished 2nd in the F1 wdc twice and 3rd once.. trounced Nico Hulkenburg and out-pointed Pastor Maldonado right BEFORE coming to indyCar.Cheers.

RacerX1 - Unregistered

December 30, 2012 6:34 PM

Micheal, the key words were "effete, forcefully retired.....". If you do not understand that Mansel was forcefully retired then there is nothing to be said. Mansel was catastrophically out of shape and far past his prime. Your refusal to recognise that is just a function of your desire to inflate a pathetic racing series! Prost STOMPED him in Ferrari and Mansel knew that Prost would stomp him again.

Hulkenburg and Maldonado? Are you for real? Let me know when Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel are trounced by someone who then chooses to go to inycar. LOL!

shaken - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 2:47 PM

The beginning of the end (and a sad one at that). Just racing for kicks now. Something at the back of my mind says he could've done something with himself at IndyCar but its like F1, drivers forced to sell themselves and bring money with them to the team.

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