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Rubens Barrichello

Team Ferrari
Date of Birth 23 May 1972
Nationality Brazillian
Car Number 2
Marital Status Married
Personal Profile  

Rubens Barrichello began his Formula1 career with the Jordan team, where he stayed for four years with some success. His move to Stewart in 1997 allowed him to re-build his confidence, which had taken a battering after two and a half years of partnering Eddie Irvine at Jordan, and produced his second most successful season to date - 1999, when he managed to garner 21 championship points and win the drive at Ferrari.

Barrichello's new role at Ferrari was greeted with great joy by his legions of Brazilian fans and he admitted to shedding a few tears on seeing his name on the red car. He appeared to settle in quickly with the team, after a few teething problems, and any doubts as to his popularity with the outfit were soon dispelled in Germany, where he took his maiden Formula1 win.

A stunning drive from 18th on the grid, following Michael Schumacher's expulsion from the race after a first-corner collision, was greeted with great joy in the Ferrari garage, and Barrichello immediately dedicated it to his great friend, the late Ayrton Senna. It also confirmed him as one of the best Formula1 drivers in wet conditions, following his pole-winning performance at a drenched British GP qualifying session earlier in the year.

Barrichello now admits to anxieties over trying to beat Michael Schumacher early on in 2000, but after Monte Carlo he decided to relax and just drive as well as he possibly could. This was followed by his win in Germany, and so the Brazilian has decided to employ this more relaxed attitude in an effort to shine in 2001.

Career Highlights
2000 His first year with Ferrari produces an emotional and popular maiden win at the German GP. He finishes 4th with 62 points in the drivers' standings.
1999

Drives for Stewart Grand Prix. 3rd in San Marino, France and Europe and seventh in the drivers' championship with 21 points.

1998

Drives for Stewart Grand Prix. 5th place in Spain and Canada. 12th in the championship.

1997

Signs for Stewart and finishes 13th in the Drivers' Championship after collecting six points in Monaco.

1996

Drives for Jordan. Finishes 8th in the World Championship after collecting 14 points over the course of the season but still loses his drive with Jordan.

1995

Drives for Jordan. Claims second place at the Canadian GP.

1994

Finishes sixth in the Drivers' Championship in his second year with Jordan. Claims his first podium finish by coming 3rd in the Pacific grand prix.

1993 Signs for Jordan, making his F1 debut at the Brazilian GP.
1992 Enjoys a mixed Formula 3000 season.
1991

Wins the British Formula Three Championship.

1990 Wins the European Formula Ford Opel title.



 
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