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      31.08.2008 17:49
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      Great character, great team player, Brazilian through and through.

      Rubens Barrichello (Barry to his mates) is currently the most experienced driver ever in Formula 1 (2008 season) with 265 starts to date. In fact this year he has outshone his team mate at Honda (the "other" English driver, Jenson Button) having scored 11 points to JB's 3 (as at round 12, European Grand Prix). This includes a podium at the rain-hit British Grand Prix and contrasts sharply with his 2007 season where he failed to score a single point. In fact he could be doing even better if he hadn't been disqualified from the opening race in Australia for going through the red light at the end of the pit-lane (obviously not that experienced).

      Although recently re-signed by Honda for the 2009 season, his future remains in doubt as both Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica have been linked to possible seats with Honda in 2009.

      Some may marvel at his hair (recently restored to a luxurious fluffy gold) or speculate at his alleged weight problems, but for me Barry remains one of the most likeable drivers in Formula 1, always capable of delivering a result.

      Latest News: After the shock withdrawal of Honda at the end of 2008 and the subsequent transformation of its Formula 1 team into Brawn GP, led by the wily and presumably now very rich Ross Brawn, Rubens has had a sensational season (so far) with four podiums and a memorable win at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. His hair has recently reverted to an alarmingly thinning brunette, however. Perhaps this is the secret of his most recent success! Though according to Eddie Jordan on the BBC, I have been wrong to call him "Barry" and should have been calling him "Ruby". Somehow I don't think I will.

      The future? Is 2009 an Indian Summer for Barrichello or will there be more to come in 2010. With the World Championship still a reasonable possibility (he is currently lying second to Jenson Button) and three new teams due to enter Formula 1 in 2010, I'd say we could be following his career for a while yet.

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      10.10.2001 03:51
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      Rubens Barrichello is the other driver for the Ferrari team apart from Micheal Schumacher. He always puts his team before himself, which is really unusual in f1 as most drivers race to win and try to out-preform their team-mate. However when your team-mate is Micheal Schumacher, out preforimg him is a tall order. Rubens instead opts for helping him win the championship. On at least one occasion Barrichello sacrificed podium positions so that Micheal schumacher could gain valuable championship points. With hindsight it was unnecessary because Schumacher would have won the championship anyway, he is so far ahead. Now Micheal Schumacher has won the title he is saying that he will help Barrichello get second position in the championship. With just one race to go, Barrichello is 7 points behind Coulthard. This means that Rubens has to win the last race with Coulthard coming 5th or less. The ironic thing is, if Barrichello had not helped Schumacher in the first place, Ferrari drivers would be occupying the first and second places on the championship. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Will Barrichello get the win he needs so much this weekend? Well, if it comes down to him and Micheal then possibly, but Micheal is just 8 points off beating Prosts world record of total number of championship points in his career which stands at 798.5, so a win would do that. Would Schumacher put potential record beating on hold to help his team-mate? Watch this space. In the last two races Ferrari have been running Barrichello on a two stop strategy and Schumacher on a one stop. This tactic has had limited success so I am questioning as to if they should keep it. In Monza he would have won the race if it wasn't for one of his pit stops being messed up and wasting 8 valuable seconds. Montoya ended up winning the race by 5 seconds, so if this hadn't happened Barrichello would have won it. In Indianapolis he took the lead early on the race but wasn'
      t gaining enough ground to justify the 2 stop strategy. In the end he came 14th because of an engine failure so it made no difference. Barrichello has been in f1 since 1993 when he started with Jordan. He stayed with Jordan for 3 years then moved to Stewart for another 3. He didn't achieve very much win or podium wise but he must have impressed to get his drive with Ferrari in 2000. He has only ever won one race. In my humble opinon, Rubens Barrichello is the ugliest man in f1. This hasn't done him any harm whatsoever as he has recently become a dad. He had a baby boy called Eduardo. Hopefully he will not go the same way as Mika Hakkinnen whose son was born last year. Mika has not had a good season this year compared to previous years and is retiring at the end of the season. It would be a shame if this happens to Rubens as there is much he can still achieve.

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        16.04.2001 08:09
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        Rubens Barrichello used to be a committed driver in Stewart Ford trying to do his best for the team but since he did a swap with Eddie Irvine into Ferrari…he hasn’t been the same. Since he has been at the evil team of Ferrari he has gotten himself into the nasty tactics which comes with the package of Ferrari. Especially in the 2001 season where he has had three shunts all being his fault. They involved Heinz-Harold Frentzen in Australia and Ralf Schumacher in Malaysia and Brazil. Rubens claims that he was just trying to race and get by the other drivers but my theory is that he was behind and felt the evil (Ferrari influenced) urge just to push them out of the race and once putting himself out of the race too (WAHEY). His attitude towards Formula 1 is less passionate because of these so-called tactics. Except in the German Grand Prix when Michael was out of the race and Rubens was in 18th position and he managed to win the race. On the podium he had his Brazilian flag in his hands and was crying with pride. But that was only because Michael was already out. He didn’t take part in any dirty tactics devised by Ross Brawn, it was just excellent driving in a high performance car. Rubens is an excellent driver but has been brainwashed by Ferrari and I’m afraid to say that he will probably stay at Ferrari for a long while yet and when he leaves he will still have that evil instinct in him. It’s really his own fault because he had always wanted to be in Ferrari one day. Maybe he even knew before he joined them that Ferrari was suspicious. Anyway he is what he is and I’m growing to hate him even more than Michael, which is quite a hard thing to do! I hope he will do really badly for the rest of the 2001 season!

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          02.04.2001 04:00
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          Rubens Barrichello is a brilliant F1 driver who often is overlooked because of his position of being in the shadow of Michael Schumacher. This Brazilian driver is normally a very consistent, reliable driver unless his Latin temperament takes over. At the Brazilian Grand Prix (2001) the local fans had great expectations for their local hero, who as a child, used to climb over the fence at the Interlagos race track to watch the racing cars. Now at 28 I think the pressure was just a little too much for him at this race. Normally the professional attitude of Rubens keeps him totally focused on the race, but the fanatical fans of Sao Paulo did not leave him alone. In the qualifying session his Ferrari had terrific understeer problems which meant that he was only placed sixth on the grid. Then during the formation lap for the race his engine failed and he had to run back to the pits and get into the spare car. With only 15 seconds to spare he left the pit lane and on arriving on the grid he had to watch as the mechanics desperately tried to set up the car for his race. I think this all proved too much for him and I do not think his mind was 100% on the race as it must be with F1. His race only lasted a very short time as he collided with Ralf Schumacher and his damaged car was unable to continue. This is not the Rubens that we have come to admire and respect. He had pledged to throw his helmet into the crowd as a very expensive souvenir for somebody if he completed the race, it was unfortunate that he could not keep this promise. In the Ferrari team it is obvious that Rubens has the role of the supporting driver to play to Michael Schumacher, and this he does brilliantly. What is often missed is just how often Rubens is on the podium and how without his contribution Ferrari would not have won the Constructors Championship in the 2001 season. He also seems a very genuine man. I know that TV interviews may not tell you
          what the “real” person is like, but on every occasion I have seen him interviewed he has always been very polite and informative. When Rubens had his first Grand Prix win at Hockenheim in Germany, everybody seemed delighted, including the fans, mechanics, colleagues and all of the other drivers. The race had been a rather bizarre event with a spectator walking onto the track, but Rubens had won and that was what everybody was celebrating. Rubens has been in F1 racing for about nine years and I think with a bit of good luck he could well be a World Champion one year.

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            21.02.2001 02:58
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            Like his childhood hero Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello was brought up in the sprawling town of Sau Paulo in Brazil, dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 driver. He started competing at the age of 10 and once he'd blitzed the competition in national karting, he arrived in Europe aged 17. Using his dad's ID card to race as he was underage - bizarrely he and his father share the same birthday and name - he quickly found his feet, winning the GM Euroseries and the F3 Championship in consecutive years. He then progressed to Formula 3000 in 1992, and finished third in the Championship. This was enough to make Eddie Jordan sit up and take note and in 1993 Barrichello joined his F1 team, where he stayed for four years. Podiums followed, but he was often out-paced by his team-mate Eddie Irvine, who loved to out-psyche the young driver. It wasn't until he moved to Stewart in 1997 that Barrichello really started to mature as a driver. He gave the team its first podium when he finished second in the rain-soaked Monaco Grand Prix and continued to bring home results for the team, helping to take them to fourth in the constructors' championship in 1999. Well-liked in the paddock, Barrichello had to carry the burden of Brazil's F1 hopes after Ayrton Senna was killed in 1994, and despite his often being in inferior machinery to that of the triple-world champion he is still considered to be the country's number one F1 driver. Many were hoping that the move to Ferrari in 2000 would rejuvenate his career, but considering he has always found it hard psychologically to cope with a team-mate out-driving him, working with acknowledged number one Michael Schumacher was never going to be easy. And so it proved. Despite some impressive qualifying performances, including a pole position at Silverstone, the Brazilian failed to trouble his team-mate in a race situation and soon resigned himself to helping Schumacher's ti
            tle campaign. Even his magnificent first-ever Grand Prix win in Germany, where he came from 18th position to win, was only possible because Schumacher retired at the first corner. Nevertheless, the Ferrari's reliability gave him a total of nine podium finishes to assure him of fourth place in the drivers' championship and with it his best ever season in Formula 1. Barrichello remains with Ferrari for 2001 and seems content with his lot, despite Schumacher's domination. Nevertheless he knows he will have to step his performance up a gear if he is to join his team-mate in posing a serious threat to the Mclarens

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              04.10.2000 05:07
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              Rubens Barrichello is a great driver, he joined Ferrari this year to replace Eddy Irvine, who left Ferrari because he was sick of playing second fiddle to Shumacher. Barrichello joined Ferrari with much hype, his major boast being that he was going to have equal rights with Shumacher, in that there would be no team orders, and he wouldnt have to move over to let Shumacher through. Nobody really believed it, but Barichello was adamant. And at the start of the season it was no problem, Shumacher was faster than Barrichello and team orders never came in to play. But as the season moved on it became obvious to see that Ferraris tactics were designed around Barrichello aiding Shumacher to win, and Barrichello was notably upset when he was forced not to challenge an ailing Shumacher in Canada. Barrichello thought he was getting an even deal, but it has turned out to be far from it. Everyone else could see his deal was never going to work out, everyone but him that is. Still, being second in Ferrari is better than being first in many teams.

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              14.08.2000 18:42
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              It was very emotional for Rubens on the podium on Sunday. I think he feels that his mentor , Ayrton Seena was looking down on him that day. What a great performance from 18th on the grid. It is especially pleasing that he won the race in the end through his own skill. I thin kthat if Schummi had kept going, he would have been forced to pull aside for him to let the german win his home GP. Such is the power of Michael Schumacher. Typical attitude after the race. blaming everyone but himself. I think he should try looking in the mirror (literally) before pointing the finger. He moved over on Fisichella and forced him off and then blamed Giancarlo for it!!! When will this guy ever say, I made a mistake. He wont and we all know why??? Because everyone tells him how good he is all the time. I hope he loses this year as a point proven. You cant win with buying success. Well done Rubens, we are all proud of you!!!

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                09.08.2000 02:24

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                Up till this year, Rubens did not have a car that was worthy of his skill in racing in F1. He has always driven superbly. At Jordan he revelled usually finishing in the points in what was an average car and beating his team mate. Stewart became what I think as the turning point in his career. Stewart allowed him to mature and when in 1999, they gave him a car to do well in, he performed. All year, he threatened to win his first race, and that for Stewart but in the end, Johnny Herbert did that. This was really crushing for the Brazilian and this can be seen in his performances after that race. This year though, he has gone from strength to strength and although Schumacher says that he is not as good as him, this is incorrect as the team is solely built around Schumacher and Rubens is still adjusting. Nonetheless, he is driving superbly and has notched up more finishes that Schumacher which shows what a racing driver he is.

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                02.08.2000 03:09
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                Having watched Rubens Barrichello emerge and grow in Formula One, it feels so satisfying to now be able to sit back and say: "Rubens Barrichello, Grand Prix winner". It is a catchphrase that should have been justified a long time ago. IN 1993, lets be honest, Rubens did not stand a realistic chance of competing with the 'big-boys' in the Jordan Hart (Jordan were only in their third year and were by no means a big outfit). BY 1994 however, Rubens was showing his ability, the highlight being his brilliant pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix in wet-dry circumstances (echoes of his first win just recently at the Hockenheimring, germany). In 94 Rubens finished the season with nineteen points, 6th in the constructors championship and a good repuation. But he also suffered in 1994 through the loss of his great friend Ayrton Senna, a burden that he carried through Formula One for several seasons. 1995 was another season at Jordan, but saw a step back to eleventh place in the championship after a difficult first season with the Peugeot engine beneath the Jordans (an engine that saw little improvement over the Hart of 1993 and 1994). IN 1996 Barrichello stayed with Jordan but by this time had grown sour in his relationship with the team, and was losing his natural ability with frustration. He had a brilliant race in Brazil, in the wet conditions, but failed to finish. Fourteen points for 1996 was not enough to keep Rubens at Jordan, and so he moved on to the fledgling Stewart Ford outfit. There Rubens flourished under Jackie Stewart's mentorship, and developed and matured into the methodical, logical, yet quick and capable driver that he is today. Whilst teammates Jan Magnussen, Jos Verstappen, and Johnny Herbert struggled at Stewart, Rubens performed brilliantly well...earning himself enough recognition to join the Ferrari outfit. And in 2000, with the famous Cavaletto on his sleeve, Rubens has at times been outshone by
                Michael Schumacher but has not been blown away by him either. Rubens could have won in Brazil (hydraulic failure), could have won in Great Britain (hydraulic failure), could have won in Canada (had to follow Schumacher home) and finally, deservedly, he did win in Germany. Rubens has waited far too long to take his hard earned first win and that puts him (at the time of writing) just ten points behind his teammate Schumacher, things could have been the other way round had team orders not been called upon. I for one hope that Rubens will be allowed to race Schuey from now on, but it is a vain hope that is crushed by the Schumacher-orientated Ferrari outfit that would, no doubt, rather concentrate championship winning effort on Michael. Well done to Rubens for his first of many Grand Prix victories (i am sure)...but let's not be too suprised...after all, who was it that fought and beat David Coulthard to the British Formula 3 title in 1991? - that's right, Rubens Barrichello.

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                  31.07.2000 21:50
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                  Barichello is the latest in a succession of drivers to have his career ruined by having to play second fiddle to the 'mighty' Schumacher. Other ex-team-mates of the German include Herbert, Brundle, Irvine and we know what happend to them Rubens is very talented and should have won more Grand Prixs than the one he has under his belt so far. He has suffered from some very bad luck and since his move to Ferarri has not been able to shine as the team have concentrated on Michael. Rubens is excellent in the wet as demonstrated at Hockenheim and he is very good at getting past the opposition, he needs to work harder during qualifying to get himself nearer the front. Perhaps now he was got his maiden victory the top brass at Ferarri will let him race against Schumacher and we will see just what he is capable of.

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                    30.07.2000 22:54
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                    30.07.2000 22:40
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                    WOW!!!!! What a absolutely FANTASTIC race from this lovely little Brazilian!! What a STAR!! Racing from 18th on the grid, Rubens Barichello, drove the race of his life in the most confusing conditions to come out top man in the race of the year so far! There were some quite weird events all through the race with some burk endangering, who i'm told was a sacked ex employee of McLaren, not only his own stupid self, but also, most importantly, the lives of the drivers as well, being one of the obviously crucial parts of this race. But, and I stress, Rubens had already done everything in his power to clinch this amazing win. He drove through 3 quarters of the pack in about the first 10 laps and caught up to Pedro De La Rosa, followed him for a couple of laps and then easily caught Jarno Trulli, to get within a couple of seconds of 2nd place man, at that time, David Coulthard. Then the said nutter walked on to the circuit, and actually jogged across in front of the pack and then calmly walked up the other side. Of course this then warranted the use of the safety car. But I don't see this as helping Rubens, he was already where he needed to be! Then an accident between Alesi and Diniz, brought out the safety car again, but still Rubens stayed true to his cause. Then to top it off the heavens opened, and most of the cars come in for wet weather tyres but.....NOT! Rubens. He carried on seemingly not slowing a bit, even though the track was only wet on one side, which must have made the conditions very tricky, but this gutsy emotional little guy decided to stay on slicks, to power through to his first Formula 1 win. I don't think i've ever seen a driver deserve it more. This shows without a shadow of a doubt that when Rubens is allowed to shine and race for himself, he is up there with the best! OH but what a crybaby...not Rubens, his emotion on the podium was what I expected and actually something i
                    'd love to see more often,....no not Rubens...ME! Sat there blubbering like a baby, I was, and when Hakkinen and Coulthard lifted him onto their shoulders in true sportsmen like fashion, I howled. To see someone so popular yet relatively unlucky, win in such style, was an absolute joy to witness. This race will be talked about for a long time (well it will in my Petrol-headed lot of a family!) and I hope that Rubens will have more of a part to play from now on, but, for himself and not as a help to Schumacher. Let them all race for themselves, as today shows, it's much better and far more exciting that way!

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                      I think Rubens is happy to be at Ferrari, I mean its abit obvious he isn't over the moon that he is no.2 but hes on the podium all the time getting silverware and hes getting paid more than what he was at Stewart so not to bad. In my view Barrichello is on a waiting game. He will wait for Schumacher to win the title (this year hopefully) then Ferrari will say 'right..hes won it..we got back the drivers title now lets make it even' and then Barrichello will get in his wins etc. But I think hes waiting for Schumi to pack it in. If he waits and plays second fiddle then he will be no.1 at Ferrari and then all the waiting will be worth it. If Schumi has wrapped up the title before the end of the season then I think it will be more equal to. Alex

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                        16.07.2000 01:40

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                        Rubens Barrichello began his Formula1 career with the Jordan team which is also where Michael began his career. Ruben however stayed for four years and had a certain amount of success. Being a partner to Eddie Irvine was not doing his confidence any good and he moved to the Stuart team in 1997. This I believe is what turned his career as he managed to gain over 20 points and this eventually landed him a drive at Ferrari, I think that it was sweet justice that he replaced Fast eddie to get the drive. The only question is whether or not he will remain happy as number 2 and if he is how long will it last ?

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                        13.06.2000 01:00
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                        Rubens Barrichelo is another Sao Paulo native who rose through the ranks of Brazilian motor-racing to then become one of the F1 drivers of the international circuit. He has been consistent over the years but has always been in the background, due to be racing for bad teams with terrible mechanics. He had been overshadowed by Senna who was a great driver and who he will never be able to live up to, but Brasil stopped following F1 with such a fervour after Senna's death and now more recently they have begun to support the unknown brazilian star! He has been driving consistently over the past years and has now managed to clinch the second driver position at Ferrari with Schumacher, who in my opinion lacks any charisma to be world champion: git! Anyway, the Barrichelo/Ferrari combination spells success and should help him excel at what he is good: driving. "Rubinho" has the experience and determinatiuon to bring back the world championship to Brasil, and he would dedicate it in memory of his good friend Ayrton Senna!?!

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