Transatlantic trailblazers: The men who swapped F1 for the USA

Transatlantic trailblazers: The men who swapped F1 for the USA

Rubens Barrichello is just the latest in a long line of drivers to swap Formula 1 for Indycar racing. Mark Glendenning picks out 20 top names who have had good - and bad - transitions down the years

Rubens Barrichello is about to become the latest Formula 1 driver to attempt to reinvent himself in the world of US open-wheelers when he makes his IndyCar Series debut at St Petersburg this weekend.

AUTOSPORT decided to trawl through the archives to find the top 20 drivers from history that have made the same move, albeit with varying degrees of success.

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