Barrichello Secures 2009 Drive
Rubens Barrichello has secured a 2009 race seat with the yet to be renamed Honda F1 Team, codenamed Brackley F1.
The Brazilian is the most experienced F1 driver of all time, surpassing Riccardo Patrese’s record of 256 races during last season.
An announcement is expected to be made in the very near future where Barrichello and Button will be unveiled as drivers, and the official team name shall be revealed.
“We expect to be able to make an announcement from the company and the team in the near future,” the Yomiuri daily quoted a source at the company’s Japan headquarters as saying.
“Honda has been making all possible efforts to avoid the worst option of having to disband the team.”
Rubens Barrichello told Autosport in an interview at the end of last season;
“I have unfinished business in F1. I am sure I can finish higher up, if not winning the championship. I really believe that is what I deserve.
“It would be a shame not to use the services of someone so eager to do it, plus with all the experience and the speed. It is the right time – and it comes with the willingness to do well.”
This entry was posted on March 3, 2009 by f1fanatics. It was filed under Driver Change Rumours, F1 News, Future F1 Teams, Honda and was tagged with Brackley F1, Honda Leave F1, Jenson Button, Ross Brawn, Rubens Barrichello.