In a video released Monday morning by the team, Barrichello said he was “eager” to get in the car and that Kanaan “gave me all the tips.” There was one problem, though: Kanaan stalled the car leaving the pits for the first time. Barrichello said he would take no more tips from Kanaan.
"I had a very very nice day with KV Racing Technology,” Barrichello said in a statement released by the team. “In the morning I was getting used to the car and not doing anything silly because obviously you don’t want to put it in the wall. It's a different machine from what I'm used to, but it had a good feeling.
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There has been much speculation regarding longtime Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello. After one of the longest careers in F1 history, Barrichello lost his ride with Williams to Bruno Senna. So where is Barrichello going next?
As we've talked about before , Barrichello tested at Sebring with his longtime friend Tony Kanaan, driving one of KV Racing's new Chevrolet powered DW-12s. He enjoyed it so much that he stayed an extra day and that fueled the speculation that he might drive in IndyCar. But is he serious about it?
Well, F1 certainly isn't an option now that all the seats have drivers for the current season. As far as IndyCar is concerned, Barrichello stated essentially that ovals were an issue. He then said he would announce something this week. What was it that he announced? That he would have an answer in early March
But then it was just announced that Barrichello would join KV Racing at Sonoma on the last weekend of February for a two-day test. Indianapolis Star reported that not only was Barrichello going to test again at the road course in California's wine country, but that the team co-owner Jimmy Vasser stated, "We're good to go," regarding Barrichello's program and, "Well, sooner or later we will be." Okay.
So he's going to test at Sonoma and then roughly a week later he'll have an answer. Money is the matter at hand, obviously, combined with working out the issues of ovals - he promised his wife he wouldn't drive ovals.
Since KV Racing hasn't announced any driver for their third car (Kanaan and E.J. Viso are driving other two), Barrichello looks like the inside choice.
Funding is more than likely the key concern - when isn't it. But at the very least, it would seem that Barrichello is leaning towards driving an IndyCar in some fashion or form for the 2012 season.
WhiteBlue wrote:AFAIK his wife is dead against Indycar. He may only have some fun.
strad wrote:Looks semi sure....... Money is the matter at hand, obviously, combined with working out the issues of ovals - he promised his wife he wouldn't drive ovals.
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