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Rubens Barrichello
Barrichello 2002.jpg
Rubens Barrichello at the 2002 United States Grand Prix
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Formula One World Championship career
Current team Williams-Cosworth
Car # 9
Races 289 (285 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 11
Podiums 68
Career points 608
Pole positions 14
Fastest laps 17
First race 1993 South African Grand Prix
First win 2000 German Grand Prix
Last win 2009 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
2009 position 3rd (77 pts)

Rubens Gonçalves "Rubinho" Barrichello (born May 23, 1972 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver. Driving for the Brawn GP team, Barrichello finished third in the 2009 championship. He will race for WilliamsF1 in 2010.

Barrichello has scored the fourth highest points total in Formula One history. Barrichello drove for Ferrari from 2000 to 2005, as Michael Schumacher's teammate, enjoying considerable success including finishing as championship runner-up in 2002 and 2004. Schumacher's retirement at the end of 2006 made Barrichello the most experienced driver on the grid, and at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix he became the most experienced driver in F1 history. He is set to become the first driver to reach 300 Grand Prix entries and 300 starts in 2010. Assuming the season is trouble free, his 300th start will be achieved at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Early life

Both his father and paternal grandfather are also named Rubens,[1] and Barrichello shares his father's birthday: May 23.[2] Therefore, Rubens Barrichello was known as Rubinho (Portuguese for "little Rubens"), which has become his nickname.

Barrichello won five karting titles in Brazil before going to Europe to race in the Formula Vauxhall Lotus series in 1990. In his first year, he won the championship, a feat he replicated the following year in the British Formula 3 Championship, beating David Coulthard. He very nearly joined Formula One, the highest category of single seater racing, at just 19 years of age.[citation needed] Instead he competed in Formula 3000 in 1992. He finished third in the championship, and joined the Jordan Formula One team for the 1993 Formula One season. During this time, and also early in his Formula One career, Barrichello lived in Banbury and Cumnor, Oxfordshire, UK.

As a young, aspiring driver, Barrichello looked up to the late Ayrton Senna, and when he joined Formula One, Senna in return considered him his protégé.

Formula One career

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1993–1996: Jordan

Barrichello had an effective rookie year. In his third race, the European Grand Prix, he started from 12th place in very wet conditions but was fourth by the end of the first lap. He ran as high as second and was running third, having passed the Williams of Damon Hill and Alain Prost, before encountering a fuel problem. His Jordan's reliability in 1993 was poor, and he finished few races. Barrichello regularly outpaced his more experienced teammates, Ivan Capelli and Thierry Boutsen. In the French Grand Prix, he almost scored his first grand prix point (and the team's first that year) but Michael Andretti passed Barrichello for the sixth and final point-paying position on the final lap. His only points finish of the season came at the Japanese Grand Prix with fifth place, ahead of his new teammate Eddie Irvine. These 2 points put him in 18th place in the 1993 standings.

1994 started well with a fourth place in Brazil and a third place at Aida, which earned him his maiden podium position. These results put Barrichello in second place in the drivers' ranking at that moment, behind Michael Schumacher, who had won the two races. However, at the San Marino Grand Prix, Barrichello's career nearly ended when he suffered a violent crash during Friday practice. His car hit the wall in Variante Bassa, turning him upside down. This accident knocked him unconscious and threatened his life, with his tongue blocking his airway.[3] Quick action by officials ensured survival.

Barrichello was relatively fortunate, however. Twenty minutes into Saturday's final qualifying session, Roland Ratzenberger died when he crashed his Simtek at the Villeneuve curva; during the race, his mentor Ayrton Senna crashed his Williams at Tamburello and also died. Despite this deep personal loss, Barrichello recovered his confidence and raced strongly, having good races and taking pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix, and leading some laps at the Portuguese Grand Prix. His pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix set the record for the youngest driver to secure pole position at that time. There were strong moments, like the 4th position in Adelaide. He finished the 1994 season sixth overall in the Drivers' Championship with 19 points, ahead of teammate Eddie Irvine, who scored six points.

Barrichello driving for Jordan at the 1995 British Grand Prix.

1995 was highlighted by a second place finish in Montreal, but the Jordan cars were less reliable than in 1994. In three races he lost a total of 7 points on the final lap—a collision at Silverstone, and mechanical failures at Barcelona and the Hungaroring. Barrichello finished the season in 11th with 11 points, one ahead of Irvine.

There were high hopes for 1996, when the Jordan team took over the works Peugeot engine contract from the McLaren team. The Benson & Hedges cigarette brand brought an infusion of sponsorship to the team. Barrichello was amongst the frontrunners at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the second race of the season, before spinning off after his brakes overheated.[4] However as the season progressed, Jordan became less competitive. Barrichello's relationship with team owner Eddie Jordan soured during 1996, and at the end of the year, after been linked to strong teams, he left for the newly formed Stewart Grand Prix. His final season at Jordan resulted in 14 points.

1997–1999: Stewart

Barrichello at the 1997 Canadian Grand Prix

1997 was a difficult first year for the team, and Barrichello finished only three races. The highlight was a second place finish in Monaco, which put him 13th in the standings. Teammate Jan Magnussen scored no points. The same year, Barrichello married Silvana Giaffone on February 24. She is a cousin of Brazilian Indy Racing League driver Felipe Giaffone and a niece of the Stock Car Brasil champions, Affonso Giaffone Filho and Zeca Giaffone.

1998 was not much better for Stewart. Two fifth places were the best in the season. Despite the poor reliability of the team, Barrichello performed well and consistently beat teammate Magnussen, which resulted in the latter being dropped at the French Grand Prix, replaced by Jos Verstappen, another teammate beaten by Barrichello.

1999 was a much better year for the Stewart team. Barrichello qualified third at the Brazilian Grand Prix, outpacing Michael Schumacher's Ferrari, and led some laps, to delight of the local fans, until his engine blew near 'Subida dos Boxes'. He also took pole position in the wet qualifying session in France and three podium finishes, at the San Marino, French, and European Grands Prix. The latter race was won by teammate Johnny Herbert. Despite this, Barrichello again generally outpaced his teammate. Over the course of the year, he caught the eye of Ferrari boss Jean Todt, and he was signed for the 2000 season.

2000–2005: Ferrari

Barrichello in his Ferrari at the 2002 US GP

Barrichello achieved his first grand prix victory at the 2000 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim demonstrating why he is rated as one of the best wet weather drivers, when he and the team choose to stay on slicks when it was raining on part of the circuit. This risky call saw him leap-frog the McLarens who chose to pit for wet weather tires, thus earning him a well deserved and emotional victory. This was after starting the race from 18th place on the grid. This was the longest any driver in Formula One history has waited for a maiden grand prix win. Barrichello had a consistent debut season for Ferrari, finishing most races on the podium, but was outscored by the other three reliable drivers: Schumacher, Häkkinen and Coulthard. Barrichello finished the season ranked fourth after supporting Michael Schumacher as he battled and defeated Mika Häkkinen for the 2000 Formula One Championship, and helping Ferrari win the constructors' championship.

Barrichello finished the 2001 season in third place, achieving a total of 10 podium finishes and scoring a total of 56 championship points. He again played a major supporting role for Michael Schumacher, helping him win his second drivers' championship with Ferrari and helping the team win the constructors' championship for its third consecutive year.

Barrichello's success at Ferrari continued in 2002, when he won four races for the team and finished a career best second place in the drivers' championship, scoring 77 championship points. The year was marked by controversy, however, when the Ferrari team orders required Barrichello to allow the trailing Michael Schumacher to pass him at the final straight of the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix to take the victory. Schumacher exchanged podium places with Barrichello at the podium ceremony and gave Barrichello the winner's trophy. The drivers were fined for disrupting podium protocol and Ferrari's blatant team orders led to the FIA banning team orders beginning in 2003.

Barrichello's #2 status at Ferrari was made obvious after he moved over to let Michael Schumacher win at the 2002 Austrian GP.

Barrichello finished the 2003 season in fourth place, scoring 65 points, including wins at the British Grand Prix and the Japanese Grand Prix. He again played a crucial role in helping Michael Schumacher and Ferrari win the drivers' and constructors' championships.

In the 2004 season, Barrichello finished second behind teammate Schumacher in only seven of the first thirteen races, but he won both the Italian Grand Prix and the Chinese Grand Prix to clinch second place in the championship, finishing the year with 114 points and 14 podiums.

Though Barrichello had good cars during his Ferrari era, his best result at his home race was a third place at the 2004 event. He has failed to finish eleven of the fifteen Brazilian Grands Prix in which he has competed.

In the 2005 season, Ferrari lacked the pace of previous years because of the changing of tyre rules.[citation needed] Ferrari used Bridgestone tyres, which were less effective than those of their competitors Michelin.[citation needed] Barrichello's best results this season were two second places: first at the Melbourne and then at the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis. He finished the season in eighth place in the drivers' standing with 38 points, his worst season with the Maranello team.

2006–2008: Honda

Barrichello at the 2006 Canadian GP

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

Barrichello's lucky number is "11," which was the number his kart bore when he won his first race. In the 2006 Formula One season, his new teammate Jenson Button gave Barrichello the number for his car in goodwill. Barrichello was initially outpaced by Button, and claimed that the car did not suit his driving style, particularly in its braking style. After modifications to the car he was able to be more competitive. At the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix, he nearly got his first podium with the team, but then he was given a drive-through penalty for speeding in the pit lane and finished fourth. Though he lost a podium, it was the best result at the Monaco Grand Prix for Honda (as a team) or any Japanese team. For the race Barrichello exchanged helmets with Tony Kanaan, a Brazilian IRL driver and one of his best friends. On the same weekend, Kanaan raced in the 2006 Indianapolis 500 race using Barrichello's helmet. Barrichello qualified third for the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix, ahead of Schumacher and Räikkönen. He finished the season seventh in the drivers' standings with 30 points, 26 behind Button.

Barrichello driving for Honda at the 2007 British Grand Prix
Barrichello driving for Honda at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Barrichello did not score any points during the 2007 season, mostly because of the Honda RA107's lack of pace. Despite retiring only twice, a ninth place in the British Grand Prix was his best result of the season and he only once qualified in the top 10. He finished the standings in 20th place.

Honda confirmed on July 19, 2007, that Barrichello would remain with the team as a race driver for the 2008 Formula One season.[5] This gave him the opportunity of making the five race starts he required to break Riccardo Patrese's record for the driver that has started the most Grands Prix, a record that had stood for 14 years.

In the first race of the 2008 season, Barrichello qualified 10th, ahead of Button. He finished 6th but was disqualified for ignoring a red light at the pit exit. He also received a stop-and-go penalty during the race for entering the pits while they were closed during a safety car period. In the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix, gearbox problems limited his performance and he finished 13th. In the 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix he again finished out of the points.

The 2008 Turkish Grand Prix was Barrichello's 257th Grand Prix, breaking Riccardo Patrese's record of 256 Grand Prix starts and becoming the most experienced driver in F1 history. The particular Grand Prix at which he broke this record has been disputed, as he technically did not start some races, such as the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix[6], but Barrichello and Honda chose the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix to be the location of the official celebrations[7].

In Monaco, he finally scored his first points since 2006 and in Canada he scored consecutive points, finishing 7th after starting in 9th position. He led some laps in this race thanks to the appearance of the safety car, but fell back down the order towards the end of the race.

At Magny-Cours, Barrichello did not repeat his performance from the two previous races and qualified in 17th. After a gearbox change, he dropped to 20th. In the race, he finished 14th.

At Silverstone, which he said he considers to be his second home, he qualified 16th, outpacing Button. Despite this and heavy rain on race day, through the use of an extreme wet tyre he finished 3rd, achieving his first podium since 2005. However in Germany, a collision with David Coulthard ended his hopes for points. In Hungary, he was lapped by the leader, repeating the same performance in Valencia. In Belgium he qualified 16th but had to retire because of a gearbox fault. At a wet Italy he was second fastest in Friday practice and started from 16th on the grid. He managed to get up to 9th but as a result of using the wrong type of tyre in his second pit stop he ended up 17th. At F1's first ever night race in Singapore he was in a good position to score some points after pitting before the pit lane closed for the safety car period, but shortly afterwards the engine failed and he had to retire. In the Japanese Grand Prix he again failed to get out of Q1 and started from 17th on the grid, but managed to get up to 13th by the end of the race. In China he managed to get into Q2 for the first time in ten races, and would have started 14th. But after Mark Webber had his ten place penalty for a engine change added he was moved up to 13th. On race day he had a good start, and got up to 10th early on and held a strong mid table position all race and finished 11th, five places ahead of team mate Jenson Button, who had struggled all weekend.

At his home Grand Prix in Brazil, he was sporting an alternative helmet design in tribute to Ingo Hoffmann. He finished 15th.[8][9]

On 5 December 2008 Honda announced that they were quitting F1, because of the economic crisis. This led to months of uncertainty as to whether a buyer could be found, and whether they would retain Barrichello.

2009: Brawn GP

Barrichello at the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix.

Just days before the season opener in Melbourne, veteran designer Ross Brawn bought Honda and renamed it Brawn GP. 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 Ross Brawn decided to choose the more experienced Brazilian, Brawn also confirmed that Jenson Button would remain for 2009. At Barcelona during the last pre-season test, both Barrichello and Button surprised the paddock with very quick lap times; The new cars were more than two seconds faster than anyone had been on day four.

In the 2009 Australian Grand Prix he was top in Q1 and Q2 but second on the grid, completing a front row lock out for Brawn, alongside team-mate Jenson Button, in pole position. Despite a poor start caused by his engine slipping into anti-stall, he did well to recover and lost only a couple of positions at the start. He further sustained damage to the front wing and rear diffuser in the first corner incident when he was bumped from behind by Heikki Kovalainen in his McLaren that saw him hit Mark Webber in the Red Bull damaging the home hero's car as well as any hopes of a good finish for the Australian driver. But he yet again managed to recover and was running 4th in the race but then ultimately finished the race in second place after Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica collided with just 2 laps remaining.

He started 8th on the grid in Malaysia after getting a grid penalty for a gearbox change and finished the race in fifth place after the race was abandoned at Sepang due to heavy rain.

Barrichello at the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix.

At Shanghai, he outpaced Button in qualifying, but struggled with his car's brakes when one of them stopped working in the first stint and finished 4th even though with the fastest lap time, well behind winner Vettel.

In Bahrain, his front wing adjustor failed during his qualifying run thereby compromising his aggressive 3 pit-stop race strategy. He managed only 5th place.

He qualified third on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix, and overtook leader Button and second place man Vettel on the first straight. He then lost the lead to Button because he was unable to capitalise on his three stop strategy as a result of a lack of pace caused by massive amounts of understeer on his third set of tyres in his third stint. Button, who changed to a 2 stop strategy during the race, won.

At Monaco, Barrichello was pipped for pole by a late-charging Button and Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen. A good start saw him leapfrog the Finn into Sainte Devote. Barrichello's supersoft tyres did not last as well as Button's in the first stint and he pitted earlier than planned, and Button took a commanding lead. The top three remained unchanged for the duration of the race, save some reshuffling during the pit stop windows. At the completion of lap 47, Barrichello became the driver who has completed most laps in Formula One history, surpassing former team-mate Michael Schumacher's total of 13,909 laps.[10]

Barrichello at the 2009 German Grand Prix.

In Turkey, he again had gearbox problems and retired for the first time in the season, leaving Button to increase his points advantage. In Britain, Barrichello qualified second behind the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel. Barrichello raced a solid race to finish third and beat his teammate Button for the first time in 2009.

In Germany, Barrichello quickly took first position on the first corner but after his first stop came out behind Felipe Massa who held him up. Unfortunately a fuel rig problem during his second stop put him out in 5th. He finished the race 6th, a place behind team mate Jenson Button. After the race he publicly blamed Brawn GP saying "It was a good show from the team in how to lose a race" and "They made me lose the race" [1]. Team principal Ross Brawn said of the incident "He had the 11th fastest time of the race. You can't win a race with that speed". However he refused to criticize Rubens for his outburst. [2]. Barrichello has since admitted he overreacted, and he wouldn't have won as the Red Bull cars were half a second a lap quicker than him.[3] After 9 races he scored more points this season than during his entire 3 year stint at Honda with 44 points to Honda's total of 41, more than his 3 years and 30 points at Stewart, and after 11 races scored more than his 4 years at Jordan.

At the Hungaroring, the Brawn cars struggled and lacked pace because of problems with the tyres and aerodynamics. Barrichello finished 10th, his first finish outside the points in 2009, and Button was 7th.

Barrichello took his 10th Grand Prix win and first in 5 years at Valencia to move up to 2nd in the Championship. In the European Grand Prix, Barrichello and Brawn GP racing finished first.[11] He paid tribute to Massa (injured Ferrari driver) with a plaque on the top of his race helmet. This was Barrichello's first win in Formula 1 since 2004 with Ferrari and 100th of a Brazilian Formula One driver.

At Spa, he qualified 4th. Unfortunately the anti stall kicked in for the third time this season and he found himself last, and missed the first lap crash which took out 4 drivers including team mate and championship leader Jenson Button. While the safety car was out he pitted and changed strategy which enabled him to climb back up to 7th. During the last three laps the car had an oil leak, but still managed to finish. Minutes after he finished his car caught fire just before he stopped.

At Monza, he qualified 5th, with more fuel weight than some of the others, to try a different strategy with only one stop. After a good start, gaining one position against Kovalainen, Barrichello managed not to lose too much time, as he had the advantage of his only one stop against Hamilton, Räikkönen and Sutil's two stop strategy. By Hamilton's second pit stop, Button and Barrichello conquered the second and first places. Lewis Hamilton tried to pressure Button by forcing his car, but on the last lap he crashed, ending his race, and leaving the 3rd place to Räikkönen, and 4th place to Adrian Sutil in the Force India. Barrichello won the 11th race in his Formula One career, and gaining more points on teammate Jenson Button in their fight for the world title.

In Singapore, he had to change his gearbox and take a five place grid penalty. During qualifying he crashed his car with 26 seconds to go while in fifth place. As a result of Nick Heidfeld's starting from the pitlane, Barrichello would start 9th. During the race he managed to get into 7th place off the grid and finished 6th. His team mate and championship contender Jenson Button finished a place in front of him.

In Japan, he originally qualified 5th, but was given a five place grid penalty for failing to slow down during a yellow flag situation near the end of Q2 when Sebastien Buemi crashed. He was on course to finish 5th in the race with teammate Button behind him, which would have been enough for Brawn GP to clinch the constructors' championship, but a safety car period in the closing stages of the race (when Jaime Alguersuari crashed) meant that Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld were able to stay out ahead and save fuel, dropping Barrichello to 7th. However, with Button finishing just behind in 8th, Barrichello was able to outscore him by a point, therefore closing the points deficit to Button to just 14 and putting Brawn almost out of reach for the constructors' title.

In the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Barrichello claimed pole in a rain soaked, incident packed qualifying ahead of nearest championship contenders Jenson Button, who qualified 14th and Sebastian Vettel, who qualified 16th. Thanks to a tyre puncture, however, he ended in eighth place. Team-mate Button finished fifth, and therefore became the 2009 Formula 1 world champion.

At Abu Dhabi he qualified and finished 4th. With Sebastien Vettel winning the race and staying 2nd in the standings, Barrichello finished 3rd in the championship with 77 points.[12]

2010: Williams

Barrichello during pre-season testing at Circuito de Jerez in February 2010.

On November 2, 2009, Williams confirmed Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg as their official race drivers for the 2010 season.[13] This means that Barrichello will be in Formula One for at least another season, and will also have the chance to be the first driver in Formula One history to compete in over 300 Grands Prix.[14]. If he scores at least 8 points during the season, he will overtake his former mentor and triple world champion Ayrton Senna as the highest points-scoring Brazilian driver in Formula One history.

In pre-season testing, Barrichello was able to finish top in timesheets only once, because of rain. In some sessions, he was outpaced by his rookie team-mate Hülkenberg. Williams was the second team in terms of kilometres covered and showed some reliability, but are currently off pace from front-runners Red Bull, Ferrari, and McLaren.

At the first race of the season in Bahrain, Barrichello qualified eleventh on the grid, and finished tenth in the race.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1989 Brazilian Formula Ford 1600 Arisco  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3rd
1990 Formula Three Sudamericana Guido Forti Dallara 3 1 1  ? 1 12 8th
Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries Draco Racing 11 6 7 7 8 157 1st
Formula Vauxhall Lotus 4 0 1 0 2 34 11th
Formula Opel Lotus Nations Cup Brazil 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 2nd
1991 British Formula Three West Surrey Racing 16 4 9 7 8 74 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 1 1 0 N/A 6th
F3 Fuji Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1992 International Formula 3000 Il Barone Rampante 10 0 0 2 4 27 3rd
Macau Grand Prix Edenbridge/Theodore Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
1993 Formula One Sasol Jordan 16 0 0 0 0 2 18th
Formula One Indoor Trophy 3 3 3 3 3 12 1st
1994 Formula One Sasol Jordan Hart 16 0 1 0 1 19 6th
1995 Formula One Total Jordan Peugeot 17 0 0 0 1 11 11th
1996 Formula One Benson & Hedges Total Jordan Peugeot 16 0 0 0 0 14 8th
1997 Formula One HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford 17 0 0 0 1 6 13th
1998 Formula One HSBC Stewart Ford 16 0 0 0 0 4 12th
1999 Formula One HSBC Stewart Ford 16 0 1 0 3 21 7th
2000 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 1 1 3 9 62 4th
2001 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 0 0 0 10 56 3rd
2002 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 4 3 5 10 77 2nd
2003 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 16 2 3 3 8 65 4th
2004 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 18 2 4 4 14 114 2nd
2005 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 19 0 0 0 4 38 8th
2006 Formula One Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 0 30 7th
2007 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2008 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 1 11 14th
2009 Formula One Brawn GP F1 Team 17 2 1 2 6 77 3rd
2010 Formula One AT&T Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1* 10th*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
1993 Sasol Jordan Jordan 193 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
EUR
10
SMR
Ret
ESP
12
MON
9
CAN
Ret
FRA
7
GBR
10
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
13
JPN
5
AUS
Ret
18th 2
1994 Sasol Jordan Hart Jordan 194 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 BRA
4
PAC
3
SMR
DNQ
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
4
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
4
POR
4
EUR
12
JPN
Ret
AUS
4
6th 19
1995 Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
7
MON
Ret
CAN
2
FRA
6
GBR
11
GER
Ret
HUN
7
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
POR
11
EUR
4
PAC
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
11th 11
1996 Benson & Hedges
Total Jordan Peugeot
Jordan 196 Peugeot A12 EV5 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
4
EUR
5
SMR
5
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
4
GER
6
HUN
6
BEL
Ret
ITA
5
POR
Ret
JPN
9
8th 14
1997 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
2
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
13
AUT
14
LUX
Ret
JPN
Ret
EUR
Ret
13th 6
1998 HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
10
SMR
Ret
ESP
5
MON
Ret
CAN
5
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
DNS
ITA
10
LUX
11
JPN
Ret
12th 4
1999 HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford CR-1 3.0 V10 AUS
5
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
MON
9
ESP
DSQ
CAN
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
8
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
5
BEL
10
ITA
4
EUR
3
MAL
5
JPN
8
7th 21
2000 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F1-2000 Ferrari 049 3.0 V10 AUS
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
4
GBR
Ret
ESP
3
EUR
4
MON
2
CAN
2
FRA
3
AUT
3
GER
1
HUN
4
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
2
JPN
4
MAL
3
4th 62
2001 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 V10 AUS
3
MAL
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
ESP
Ret
AUT
3
MON
2
CAN
Ret
EUR
5
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
5
ITA
2
USA
15
JPN
5
3rd 56
2002 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F2001
Ferrari F2002
Ferrari 050 3.0 V10
Ferrari 051 3.0 V10
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
2
ESP
DNS
AUT
2
MON
7
CAN
3
EUR
1
GBR
2
FRA
DNS
GER
4
HUN
1
BEL
2
ITA
1
USA
1
JPN
2
2nd 77
2003 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F2002
Ferrari F2003-GA
Ferrari 051 3.0 V10
Ferrari 052 3.0 V10
AUS
Ret
MAL
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
ESP
3
AUT
3
MON
8
CAN
5
EUR
3
FRA
7
GBR
1
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
ITA
3
USA
Ret
JPN
1
4th 65
2004 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 AUS
2
MAL
4
BHR
2
SMR
6
ESP
2
MON
3
EUR
2
CAN
2
USA
2
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
12
HUN
2
BEL
3
ITA
1
CHN
1
JPN
Ret
BRA
3
2nd 114
2005 Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro
Ferrari F2004M
Ferrari F2005
Ferrari 054 3.0 V10
Ferrari 055 3.0 V10
AUS
2
MAL
Ret
BHR
9
SMR
Ret
ESP
9
MON
8
EUR
3
CAN
3
USA
2
FRA
9
GBR
7
GER
10
HUN
10
TUR
10
ITA
12
BEL
5
BRA
6
JPN
11
CHN
12
8th 38
2006 Lucky Strike Honda
Racing F1 Team
Honda RA106 Honda RA806E 2.4 V8 BHR
15
MAL
10
AUS
7
SMR
10
EUR
5
ESP
7
MON
4
GBR
10
CAN
Ret
USA
6
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
4
TUR
8
ITA
6
CHN
6
JPN
12
BRA
7
7th 30
2007 Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E 2.4 V8 AUS
11
MAL
11
BHR
13
ESP
10
MON
10
CAN
12
USA
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
9
EUR
11
HUN
18
TUR
17
ITA
10
BEL
13
JPN
10
CHN
15
BRA
Ret
20th 0
2008 Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E 2.4 V8 AUS
DSQ
MAL
13
BHR
11
ESP
Ret
TUR
14
MON
6
CAN
7
FRA
14
GBR
3
GER
Ret
HUN
16
EUR
16
BEL
Ret
ITA
17
SIN
Ret
JPN
13
CHN
11
BRA
15
14th 11
2009 Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 AUS
2
MAL
5
CHN
4
BHR
5
ESP
2
MON
2
TUR
Ret
GBR
3
GER
6
HUN
10
EUR
1
BEL
7
ITA
1
SIN
6
JPN
7
BRA
8
ABU
4
3rd 77
2010 AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 BHR
10
AUS
MAL
CHN
ESP
MON
TUR
CAN
EUR
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
KOR
BRA
ABU
10th* 1*

* Season in progress.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

Personal

Barrichello is married to Silvana and they have two sons, Eduardo (b. 2001) and Fernando (b. 2005). The family live in São Paulo, and have a European home in Portugal. For commuting betweens races, Barrichello owns an Embraer Legacy 600.[15]

Barrichello supports the Brazilian football team Corinthians.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.teleresponde.com.br/rubens.htm Interview: Rubens Barrichello (grandfather)
  2. ^ "My story, from Rubens Barrichello Official site". http://www.barrichello.com.br/historia.php?l=2. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  3. ^ Benson, Andrew. A death that shocked the world. BBC Sport. 21 April 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2009
  4. ^ Henry, Alan (ed.) (1996) Autocourse Haymarket Publishing p.110 ISBN 1-874557-91-8
  5. ^ "Honda keep Button & Barrichello". news.bbc.co.uk. 19 July 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6906943.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  6. ^ BBC Sport 'Barrichello sets date for record'
  7. ^ "Barrichello chooses Turkey for record". autosport.com. 21 April 2008. http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/66759. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Barrichello is sporting a new helmet design for his home grand prix". ITV-F1.com. http://www.itv-f1.com/photo.aspx?IM_ID=51060&PG_ID=22. 
  9. ^ "Barrichello pays tribute to Hoffmann". Autosport.com. 1 November 2008. http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/71894. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Grands Prix: Laps raced". statsf1.com. http://www.statsf1.com/statistiques/pilote/gp/tour.aspx?LG=2. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  11. ^ "Barrichello snatches Valencia win". BBC Sport. 23 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8216878.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Vettel wins as Hamilton drops out". BBC Sport. 1 November 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8336637.stm. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  13. ^ "2010 Driver Lineup". williamsf1.com (WilliamsF1). 2 November 2009. http://www.williamsf1.com/news/view/1182. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  14. ^ "Rubens Barrichello to set another record with Williams deal". The Times. 3 November 2009. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6900130.ece. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
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External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mika Häkkinen
British Formula Three Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Gil de Ferran
Preceded by
Johnny Herbert
Formula One Indoor Trophy winner
1993
Succeeded by
Luca Badoer
Records
Preceded by
Andrea de Cesaris
22 years, 308 days
(1982 United States GP West)
Youngest Grand Prix Pole Position
Winner

22 years, 97 days
(1994 Belgian Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Fernando Alonso
21 years, 236 days
(2003 Malaysian GP)
Preceded by
Riccardo Patrese
257 entries, 256 starts
(19771993)

Most Grand Prix entries
Continuing
(1993–),
258th entry at the 2008 Turkish GP
257th start at the 2008 French GP
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Simple English

Rubens Barrichello
File:Rubens Barrichello 2010
Barrichello at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Nationality Brazilian
Date of birth 23 May 1972 (1972-05-23) (age 38)
Formula One World Championship career
Races 307 (303 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 11
Podiums 68
Career points 654
Pole positions 14
Fastest laps 17
First race 1993 South African Grand Prix
First win 2000 German Grand Prix
Last win 2009 Italian Grand Prix
Last race 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2010 position 10th (47 points)

Rubens Gonçalves "Rubinho" Barrichello (born May 23, 1972 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver. Driving for the Brawn GP team, Barrichello finished third in the 2009 championship. He raced for WilliamsF1 in 2010, and will race for Williams in 2011.[1]

Contents

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1989 Brazilian Formula Ford 1600 Arisco  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3rd
1990 Formula Three Sudamericana Guido Forti Dallara 3 1 1  ? 1 12 8th
Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries Draco Racing 11 6 7 7 8 157 1st
Formula Vauxhall Lotus 4 0 1 0 2 34 11th
Formula Opel Lotus Nations Cup Brazil 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 2nd
1991 British Formula Three West Surrey Racing 16 4 9 7 8 74 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 1 1 0 N/A 6th
F3 Fuji Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1992 International Formula 3000 Il Barone Rampante 10 0 0 2 4 27 3rd
Macau Grand Prix Edenbridge/Theodore Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
1993 Formula One Sasol Jordan 16 0 0 0 0 2 18th
Formula One Indoor Trophy 3 3 3 3 3 12 1st
1994 Formula One Sasol Jordan Hart 16 0 1 0 1 19 6th
1995 Formula One Total Jordan Peugeot 17 0 0 0 1 11 11th
1996 Formula One Benson & Hedges Total Jordan Peugeot 16 0 0 0 0 14 8th
1997 Formula One HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford 17 0 0 0 1 6 13th
1998 Formula One HSBC Stewart Ford 16 0 0 0 0 4 12th
1999 Formula One HSBC Stewart Ford 16 0 1 0 3 21 7th
2000 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 1 1 3 9 62 4th
2001 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 0 0 0 10 56 3rd
2002 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 4 3 5 10 77 2nd
2003 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 16 2 3 3 8 65 4th
2004 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 18 2 4 4 14 114 2nd
2005 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 19 0 0 0 4 38 8th
2006 Formula One Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 0 30 7th
2007 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2008 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 1 11 14th
2009 Formula One Brawn GP F1 Team 17 2 1 2 6 77 3rd
2010 Formula One AT&T Williams 19 0 0 0 0 47 10th

* Season in progress.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
1992 Il Barone Rampante Reynard/92D Judd SIL
2
PAU
3
CAT
2
PER
Ret
HOC
6
3rd 27
Ford Cosworth NÜR
3
SPA
5
ALB
6
NOG
6
MAG
5

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
1993 Sasol Jordan Jordan 193 Hart 1035 3.5 L V10 RSA
Ret
BRA
Ret
EUR
10
SMR
Ret
ESP
12
MON
9
CAN
Ret
FRA
7
GBR
10
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
13
JPN
5
AUS
Ret
18th 2
1994 Sasol Jordan Hart Jordan 194 Hart 1035 3.5 L V10 BRA
4
PAC
3
SMR
DNQ
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
4
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
4
POR
4
EUR
12
JPN
Ret
AUS
4
6th 19
1995 Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 L V10 BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
7
MON
Ret
CAN
2
FRA
6
GBR
11
GER
Ret
HUN
7
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
POR
11
EUR
4
PAC
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
11th 11
1996 Benson & Hedges Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan 196 Peugeot A12 EV5 3.0 L V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
4
EUR
5
SMR
5
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
4
GER
6
HUN
6
BEL
Ret
ITA
5
POR
Ret
JPN
9
8th 14
1997 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
2
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
13
AUT
14
LUX
Ret
JPN
Ret
EUR
Ret
13th 6
1998 HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
ARG
10
SMR
Ret
ESP
5
MON
Ret
CAN
5
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
DNS
ITA
10
LUX
11
JPN
Ret
12th 4
1999 HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford CR-1 3.0 L V10 AUS
5
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
MON
9
ESP
DSQ
CAN
Ret
FRA
3
GBR
8
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
5
BEL
10
ITA
4
EUR
3
MAL
5
JPN
8
7th 21
2000 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F1-2000 Ferrari 049 3.0 L V10 AUS
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
4
GBR
Ret
ESP
3
EUR
4
MON
2
CAN
2
FRA
3
AUT
3
GER
1
HUN
4
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
2
JPN
4
MAL
3
4th 62
2001 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 L V10 AUS
3
MAL
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
ESP
Ret
AUT
3
MON
2
CAN
Ret
EUR
5
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
2
BEL
5
ITA
2
USA
15
JPN
5
3rd 56
2002 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001
Ferrari F2002
Ferrari 050 3.0 L V10
Ferrari 051 3.0 L V10
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
2
ESP
DNS
AUT
2
MON
7
CAN
3
EUR
1
GBR
2
FRA
DNS
GER
4
HUN
1
BEL
2
ITA
1
USA
1
JPN
2
2nd 77
2003 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2002
Ferrari F2003-GA
Ferrari 051 3.0 L V10
Ferrari 052 3.0 L V10
AUS
Ret
MAL
2
BRA
Ret
SMR
3
ESP
3
AUT
3
MON
8
CAN
5
EUR
3
FRA
7
GBR
1
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
ITA
3
USA
Ret
JPN
1
4th 65
2004 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 L V10 AUS
2
MAL
4
BHR
2
SMR
6
ESP
2
MON
3
EUR
2
CAN
2
USA
2
FRA
3
GBR
3
GER
12
HUN
2
BEL
3
ITA
1
CHN
1
JPN
Ret
BRA
3
2nd 114
2005 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004M
Ferrari F2005
Ferrari 054 3.0 L V10
Ferrari 055 3.0 L V10
AUS
2
MAL
Ret
BHR
9
SMR
Ret
ESP
9
MON
8
EUR
3
CAN
3
USA
2
FRA
9
GBR
7
GER
10
HUN
10
TUR
10
ITA
12
BEL
5
BRA
6
JPN
11
CHN
12
8th 38
2006 Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E 2.4 L V8 BHR
15
MAL
10
AUS
7
SMR
10
EUR
5
ESP
7
MON
4
GBR
10
CAN
Ret
USA
6
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
4
TUR
8
ITA
6
CHN
6
JPN
12
BRA
7
7th 30
2007 Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E 2.4 L V8 AUS
11
MAL
11
BHR
13
ESP
10
MON
10
CAN
12
USA
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
9
EUR
11
HUN
18
TUR
17
ITA
10
BEL
13
JPN
10
CHN
15
BRA
Ret
20th 0
2008 Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA108 Honda RA808E 2.4 L V8 AUS
DSQ
MAL
13
BHR
11
ESP
Ret
TUR
14
MON
6
CAN
7
FRA
14
GBR
3
GER
Ret
HUN
16
EUR
16
BEL
Ret
ITA
17
SIN
Ret
JPN
13
CHN
11
BRA
15
14th 11
2009 Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 L V8 AUS
2
MAL
5
CHN
4
BHR
5
ESP
2
MON
2
TUR
Ret
GBR
3
GER
6
HUN
10
EUR
1
BEL
7
ITA
1
SIN
6
JPN
7
BRA
8
ABU
4
3rd 77
2010 AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 L V8 BHR
10
AUS
8
MAL
12
CHN
12
ESP
9
MON
Ret
TUR
14
CAN
14
EUR
4
GBR
5
GER
12
HUN
10
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* Season in progress.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

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