Rubens Barrichello will be doubly determined to break into the top eight and score points this weekend, as not only is the event in Brazil his home round, but it is also the last round of the season - and his last chance to get a point or two on the board.

To date this year, the Brazilian hasn't had much luck - like Honda as a whole - and so far his best result is a ninth place finish, achieved at the British Grand Prix back in the summer.

If he does fail to get a point this weekend it will be the first time he hasn't managed to do so in all his seasons in Formula 1 - and that is something he will be very keen to avoid.

"We have had a tough year in 2007 but I am looking forward to the race in Brazil and we will be hoping to end the season in a positive way," he noted.

"I was born very close to Interlagos so the Brazilian Grand Prix means a great deal to me and it is always a very special weekend.

"However I really enjoy the circuit not just because it is my home race but also because Interlagos has some great corners and allows good overtaking. My favourite corner is the Curva do Laranjinha which is the most challenging corner of the lap.

"It's also the corner which I used to cycle to as a child and watch the races from. The bumpy surface of the track is also quite tricky meaning that the mechanical set-up of the car has to be very good."

Despite his obvious fondness for the Brazilian Grand Prix though, it hasn't always been kind to him, far from it in fact, as he has retired there nine times in eleven outings, including eight straight DNF's from 1996 to 2003. In the last few years however, he has had better luck - finishing third in 2004, sixth in 2005 and seventh in 2006. He will now be hoping he can make it four points' finishes in a row at Interlagos this Sunday.

 

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