Rubens Barrichello at the age of 39 has taken up a seat in the Indy championship in the USA.
Personally I worry for the guys who race in this championship. The speeds are so high on the ovals and there is zero run-off.
It will be a real test for Rubens, will he be prepared to take such risks at his age?
So Rubens Barrichello has decided to set out on a new adventure in his racing career.
After becoming the most experienced Grand Prix driver in history over 19 years in Formula 1, the 39-year old Barrichello will race Indy cars this year teamed with his old friend Tony Kanaan and Venezualen EJ Viso at KVRT Racing. Owned by Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser, the trio of KVRT Dallaras will be powered by Ilmor-Chevrolet 2.2-litre turbo V6s.
Barrichello has often said he didn’t see himself racing on ovals, but after successfully testing a KVRT Indy car at Sebring a month and a half ago he decided to make the move to Indy cars. “I’m over the moon,” Barrichello said. “It’s been a month since I went to test at Sebring. We had no expectations. It was just a test. I was invited by my brother Tony.