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Rubens Barrichello

Knowledge Identifier: +Rubens_Barrichello


Rubens Barrichello

Racing driver from Brazil, best known for competing in Formula One between 1993 and 2011 add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1972.

Countries: (25%), United States (17%), Brazil (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Nico Hulkenberg, Scuderia Ferrari, Michael Schumacher

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, Stewart Grand Prix, Ford Motor Company, Brawn GP




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Rubens Barrichello was born in 1972 add something


Barrichello won five karting titles in Brazil before going to Europe to race in the Formula Vauxhall Lotus series in 1990 add something


His Jordan's reliability in 1993 was poor, and he finished few races add something


Eddie Irvine - Irvine continued with Jordan until 1995, where he was well matched with his younger, though more experienced team-mate, Rubens Barrichello


Barrichello's relationship with team owner Eddie Jordan soured during 1996, and at the end of the year, after being linked to strong teams, he left for the newly formed Stewart Grand Prix add something


Martin Brundle - In 1996 he teamed up with Rubens Barrichello at Jordan and enjoyed a good season, despite a slow start and a spectacular crash at Melbourne's inaugural GP, with regular points, fourth his best result


Stewart Grand Prix - With backing from Ford, Stewart GP entered the 1997 Australian Grand Prix with drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen


The white part of the helmet changed to silver for some races during the 1999 season add something


Tomas Scheckter - In 1999, Scheckter won the Formula Opel Euroseries championship with a record eight victories and eight poles, and in the process broke all the winning records previously set by Mika Häkkinen, Rubens Barrichello, and David Coulthard


Jos Verstappen - Johnny Herbert was signed to partner Rubens Barrichello for 1999 and Verstappen was left casting around for a drive again


Johnny Herbert - Moving to Stewart Grand Prix in 1999, he was routinely outqualified by his younger team mate Rubens Barrichello but scored his third and final Grand Prix win in a remarkable wet/dry European Grand Prix


After signing for Ferrari in 2000, team mate Michael Schumacher changed the colours of his helmet at the Monaco Grand Prix to avoid confusion, since the two drivers' original helmet colours were identical add something


United States Grand Prix - The 2002 edition was known for Schumacher and teammate Rubens Barrichello trading places near the finish line after Schumacher's failed bid to end the race into a dead heat with Barrichello


Austrian Grand Prix - The 2002 event received negative publicity after Ferrari instructed Rubens Barrichello to cede his victory to Michael Schumacher


Scuderia Ferrari - The enforced and deliberate swapping of places reminded many fans of the 2002 incident where Rubens Barrichello was asked to cede the lead of the Austrian Grand Prix to eventual winner Michael Schumacher, who invited Barrichello onto the first-place spot on the podium after gauging the spectators reaction, trying to soften the blow of the final result


Though Barrichello had good cars during his Ferrari era, his best result at his home race was a third place in 2004 add something


Chinese Grand Prix - The Chinese Grand Prix debuted on September 26, 2004, and was won by Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello


With heavy rain on race day, through good use of an extreme wet tyre he finished 3rd, achieving his first podium since 2005 add something


In August 2005 he announced that he would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year to join Honda add something


Scuderia Ferrari - Near the end of the 2005 season, Rubens Barrichello announced that he was leaving the team at the end of the year and joining the Honda F1 team

Rubens Barrichello died in 2006 add something


Tony Kanaan - On May 28, 2006 Kanaan's friend Rubens Barrichello wore Kanaan's helmet livery during the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Kanaan wore Barrichello's helmet during the Indianapolis 500


Barrichello did not score any points during the 2007 season, because of the Honda RA107's lack of pace add something


Despite this, Honda confirmed on 19 July 2007, that Barrichello would remain with the team as a race driver for the season add something


Adrian Sutil - In the Hungarian Grand Prix Sutil was the first Spyker driver in 2007 to beat another running classified finisher, Honda's Rubens Barrichello


In Monaco, he scored his first points since 2006 and in Canada he scored consecutive points, finishing 7th after starting in 9th position add something


In the first race of the 2008 season, Barrichello qualified 10th, ahead of Button add something


On 5 December 2008 Honda announced that they were quitting F1, because of the economic crisis add something


Kazuki Nakajima - He had a successful start to 2008 at the Australian Grand Prix, finishing seventh but promoted to sixth after Rubens Barrichello was disqualified, even whilst knocking Robert Kubica out of the race and being penalised


At Spa, he qualified 4th, but suffered from anti-stall for the third time in 2009 and he found himself last, but missed the first lap crash which took out four drivers including team-mate Button add something


Barrichello finished 10th, his first finish outside the points in 2009, and three places behind Button add something


Barrichello was rather worried when rumours were going around saying that he would lose his seat to the young Bruno Senna, the nephew of Barrichello's friend, idol and mentor Ayrton Senna, but Brawn decided to choose Barrichello to partner Jenson Button in 2009 add something


In Turkey, he again had gearbox problems and retired for the first time in the season, leaving Button to increase his points advantage, while in Britain, Barrichello qualified second behind Vettel, before beating Button for the first time in 2009 en route to third place add something


On 2 November 2009, Williams confirmed Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg as their official race drivers for the season add something


Bruno Senna - Senna was expected to be the team's second driver were it to make the 2009 grid, until Rubens Barrichello was reported to have re-signed with the team


Felipe Massa - On 25 July 2009, in the second round of qualifying for the , Massa was struck on the helmet by a suspension spring that had fallen from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn, on a high-speed part of the track


He became the first driver to reach 300 Grand Prix entries and 300 starts, doing so in 2010 add something


He was appointed chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association in 2010, but after losing his seat in Formula One, he was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa add something


On 15 November 2010, Williams confirmed Barrichello as one of the team's drivers for the season add something


Pastor Maldonado - Towards the end of the 2010 season, Maldonado was linked to the Williams team for , replacing former GP2 team-mate Nico Hülkenberg alongside Rubens Barrichello


Kazuki Nakajima - Williams signed Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg for 2010, leaving Nakajima without a seat


His team mate in 2011 was Pastor Maldonado add something


After losing his seat at the Williams F1 team, Barrichello moved to the IndyCar Series in 2012 with KV Racing Technology add something


He led a total of two laps and finished 11th, and in doing so won the 2012 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Title add something


On 17 January 2012, Williams confirmed that Bruno Senna would replace Barrichello at Williams for the season add something


On 25 January 2012, American journalist Robin Miller reported that Barrichello was to test an IndyCar for KV Racing Technology with friend Tony Kanaan add something


On 1 March 2012 Barrichello joined KV Racing Technology for the 2012 season, to drive the team's number eight entry alongside Kanaan and E. J. Viso, sponsored by Brazilian construction company Embrase add something


Barrichello raced in his first Indianapolis 500 on 27 May 2012 add something


Barrichello announced on December 2012, that he will be a full time driver for Full Time Sports Chevrolet in the 2013 Stock Car Brasil season add something


After only one year and being unable to find a ride for the 2013 season, Barrichello moved back to Brazil to participate in the Brazilian Stock Car $V8 (V8_engine) Series add something


In 2013 he started covering F1 race weekends for Brazil's TV Globo, interviewing drivers and team members on the grid and commenting during qualifying and race coverages add something


Continuing to drive a Chevrolet for Full Time Sports in 2014, Barrichello was crowned the 2014 Stock Car Brasil champion, winning two races and securing a further 4 podium finishes add something


In 2015, Barrichello finished in 4th place overall; in 2016 he won three races and finished second overall add something


In February 2018 Barrichello was rushed to hospital after suffering headaches where it was discovered that he had a Benign tumor which was later removed add something


As of 2019, Rubens Barrichello is the only Formula One driver to raced in four different tyre brands to date add something


Nico Hulkenberg - Hülkenberg, yet to score a podium in 158 races by the beginning of the 2019 season, said his "future in the sport depends on the outcome of the duel" as his ability could be measured "against a Grand Prix winner", for the first time since his rookie season in 2010, when he was teammate to Rubens Barrichello at Williams