Why Barrichello won't walk away from F1

Why Barrichello won't walk away from F1

Rubens Barrichello is the most experienced Formula 1 driver in history, but despite enduring one of the worst of his 19 seasons with Williams this year, he's not ready to quit yet. Adam Cooper spoke to him.

It's Macau Grand Prix time, or, in other words, it's 19 years since Rubens Barrichello, after a season in Formula 3000, returned to Formula 3 for a one-off. He'd just been confirmed as a Jordan Formula 1 driver for 1993 and, aged just 20, he was like a little fresh-faced puppy as he looked forward to joining the big time the following season.

Other guys who competed at Macau that year and later made it to F1 – notably David Coulthard and Jacques Villeneuve – have long since moved on. But, nearly two decades after his debut, Barrichello is still competing at the top level of the sport, and for the past few seasons he has gradually been extending his record for the highest number of starts.

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