Rubens Barrichello

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

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    That's funny.......I felt the same way about Nigel when he came over here to race in the Indycar series, and even though being a big fan of Mario.
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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  4. Clinton

    Clinton Rookie

    http://espn.go.com/racing/indycar/s...ens-barrichello-seeking-sponsors-indycar-move


     
  5. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    First time in 20 years Barrichello hasn't been at a test
     
  6. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    It seems as though, Emerson Fittipaldi has warned Rubens about the danger of American oval racing, when he said, " today Indy is different to when I drove the risk is higher, but it is a risk that he knows he will need to take. "

    http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-rubens-barrichello-to-announce-plans-next-week
     
  7. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I don't know what would lead Emmo to that conclusion. The cars, especially the new model, are safer than when he raced. Plus the wall has been modified to make it less lethal as well.
     
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  8. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    The only things that might be less safe are the drivers.
     
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  9. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    It's a go for Rubinho in the IRL. Joe Saward is reporting that he'll be doing a full season for KV Racing.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/rubens-lands-in-indycar/

    I am thrilled about this. Can't wait to see how Rubens stacks up against Franchitti and Castroneves. Indy needed a good story like this one.
     
  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Sweet, go Rubinho!
     
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  11. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    If he goes to Indycar, I would predict him to be a driver safety ambassador within 1 year.
     
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  12. Cookinflatsix

    Cookinflatsix Banned

    I remember when Mansell went over there and everyone was like 'he will damage himself' , 'its real dangerous for an F1 driver', 'Ovals with concrete walls are hard compared to dainty F1 with its off camber corners and chicanes'

    Nigel fairly wasted them all and won the whole thing, I am sure Rubinho and his experience will be ok
     
  13. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    Nigel DID damage himself!

    Anyway, hurrah for Rubens. With a new car for everyone he could upset the established teams, at least on the road courses.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    As did Emmo, Nelson Piquet snr and a whole host of other drivers. I wish Rubens well and hope nothing untoward happens to him, he's too nice a bloke.
     
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  15. KekeTheKing

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    The 2012 IRL Schedule is very Road/Street course heavy. There are only 3 proper Super Speedway races.
     
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  16. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Wishing Rubens lots of luck. He isn't "too old" in State-side racing terms so shouldn't have to put up with negative ageist crap from the pundits and media. He can just get on with the job.
     
  17. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    GOOD!!!
     
  18. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    I'm not a big fan of the IRL, the only races that I watch are the Indy 500, and the race at Road America, which is my favorite track here in the states. I definitely will follow the series now more intently, because of Rubins involvement!
     
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  19. Viscount

    Viscount Pole Sitter Contributor

    Rubens in his element.

    Rubens.jpg
     
  20. Viscount

    Viscount Pole Sitter Contributor

    I hope Barrichello's IndyCar career continues to go well, but at the Indy 500 he was driving with "a little more downforce than most, to make sure [he] was comfortable and safe", which would presumably also make him slightly slower than the rest. Now I can kind of understand that given the dangers of ovals, it being Barrichello's first oval race and wanting to race in the notorious Indy 500, but if you're not willing to risk pushing to the car's maximum potential perhaps you shouldn't be racing there and just don't do ovals.

    http://www.gpupdate.net/en/indycar-...d-to-be-rookie-of-the-year/?forceDesktop=true
     
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  21. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    He did just win Rookie of The year though which is funny at his age!
     
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