Rubens Barrichello

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

  1. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Through and through Rubens didn't do bad at all, he ever lead one lap I think. I really hope to see him taking more risks going forward.
     
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  3. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    I feel certain that Rubens wanted to run with low downforce, but his mechanics fitted high downforce without telling him and they were all "blah blah blah".
     
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  4. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    At Indy you really don't want to be in the wall.

    Perhaps he was wishing it had been him behind the wheel of a Williams in Catalunya. I know I was.
     
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  5. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    Rubens didn't take risks and Sato did, look who finished higher. I wish he would have been racier in the last 20 laps or so because thats when its time to start really going after it. Until then you just need to stay on the lead lap and get some good track positioin which he did pretty well.

    Galahad I was wishing it was him behind the wheel at Monaco so we didn't have to put up with any of Maldonado's nonsense.
     
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  6. Viscount

    Viscount Pole Sitter Contributor

    Reading what Rubens said in the post-race press conference I think I may have been a bit harsh on him and teabagyokel was right about the team playing it safe with his car despite what he might have wanted.

    http://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...ers-top-rookie-press-conference/?v=2&s=1&i=24
     
  7. F1 Shift.net

    F1 Shift.net Points Scorer

    Got to quickly meet Rubens tonight at an Indycar event. Very nice guy and signed some F1 memorabilia for me. rubens.jpg
     
  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Is it me or does Rubens have a very large noggin'?
     
  9. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    If he was in my class at school I would have called him "Ideas" as his head looks like a lighbulb.
     
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  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    In my school we'd have called him "that Spanish kid with the big head."
     
  11. F1 Shift.net

    F1 Shift.net Points Scorer

    he's a member of the high forehead club
     
  12. ZakspeedYakspeed

    ZakspeedYakspeed NeverUnderestimateThePredictabilityOfStupidity Premium Contributor

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    Just like a lot of his career... a lonely and distant second behind James van der Beek... the king of forehead real estate...
     
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  13. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    I'd say Rubens has been pretty solid. I haven't seen every race, but he's usually running around/just outside the top 10. He's clearly still adjusting though, and I'm sure improvements aren't far away.

    But as I alluded to in the Massa thread, race wins for the smaller teams are very few and far between in the IRL. If Tony Kanaan cant find a way to win for KV, it'll be a tall order for Rubens to do so.
     
  14. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Thanks KekeTheKing I don't get to see a lot of Indy so I kinda lost track.

    The point I was trying to make was relating massa's potential to rubens performances.

    Anyways, shouldn't stray off topic....
     
  15. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    If anything, I'd say Massa would be in a worse off position if he ventured to the IRL. With the all new chassis-engine combos this year, the entire field has had some adjustments to make, which has probably benefited Rubens to a small degree. Felipe would not have this advantage a year on.
     
  16. HammydiRestarules

    HammydiRestarules Di Resta fan :). Contributor

    Awww this piccie Rubens tweeted is adorable :).
    http://twitter.com/rubarrichello/status/222850752161398784/photo/1
     
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  17. F1 Shift.net

    F1 Shift.net Points Scorer

    Rubens will be racing in Brazilian Stockcar for 2013. Rumors of him remaining in Indycar and even returning to F1 at Caterham did not come true obviously. Too bad, I was really hoping to see him back in the seat of an F1 car.
     
  18. downforce

    downforce Race Winner

    lol I'd love this to be true, doubt it though!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/110287
     
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  19. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Rubens return would be funny. He did say anything Michael could do he could do too.
     
  20. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    I hope they took Rubinho!
     
  21. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    RasputinLives - He often was able to drive exactly as Michael did in the final third of a race by following the movement of his rear wing precisely.
     
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