Rubens Barrichello Gonçalves - Brazilian race car driver, previously played in the Formula-1.He ranked second in 2002 and 2004.He is the champion of the series "Stock Car Brasil" in 2014.
Rubens Barrichello karting since childhood.For seventeen years on account of the young riders had five victories in the World Championship.In 1989, the "Formula Ford 1600" the boy finished fourth, and in 1990 he moved to Europe, where he won the race series "Formula Opel."After that, the Brazilian's career took off.
future Formula 1 driver was involved in some more races, improving their skills.This bore fruit.Rubens was invited to the British Formula 3, where he became champion.Barrichello spent the following season on the team, "Barone Rampante" by participating in the championship of Formula 3000. At the end of the year he took third place ranking.
In 1993 the talented young rider noticed Eddie Jordan.He decided that Rubens is ready to participate in Formula 1.The contract
Racing "Formula 1" is becoming more popular and attracted new fans who are actively rooting for the Brazilian driver.But despite the support of the fans, Rubens played not very good.In the third race of the 1994 season he was in a serious accident on the Friday workout.His car at a speed of 225 km / h in the reserve side of the road and turn flew into the air.The car broke through the top of the tire barrier and rolled over several times after the fall, to offer up the wheels.Barrichello unconscious was immediately sent to the hospital.Rubens losing streak pursued during the whole period of cooperation with this team.
In 1997, Barrichello moved to the team, which is owned by former Formula 1 driver - Jackie Stewart three times, became the champion of the world.In the car, "Stewart" used engines "Cosworth" and "Ford".They were fast, but very unreliable.For this reason the season of 1997-1998 became a disaster for Barrichello.
1999 was successful.Modified car "Stewart SF-3" does not lag behind the leaders.At the end of the season Rubens in seventh place, having visited three times on the podium and scored 21 points.
In 2000, Barrichello was offered to join the "Ferrari".Partner racing team was the legendary Michael Schumacher.
team, "Ferrari" was actively used team tactics when the rider does not claim the title, should help the pilot, fighting for the championship title.And so many times missed Michael Rubens forward to recruit the required number of points.This tactic has been criticized in the media, which claimed that the true champions of Formula 1 do not resort to such tricks.The scandal ended making changes to the rules, and in 2003 it was impossible to give such orders to pilots.Since then, the results of the team went into decline.At the end of the year Rubens was the fourth.A better for the Brazilian began in 2004.He brought the rider the title of vice-champion.In 2005, "Ferrari" was not in leadership positions.Last year this team Barrichello finished in eighth place.
In 2006, Rubens has signed a contract with "Honda", became a new partner Jenson Button.Season Barrichello began to fail, because he could not get used to the new car.In the first 4 races racer barely scored two points.However, by the end of the championship scorers them regularly.However, Rubens finished the season in seventh place as much, twice losing to Button on the number of points.The best achievement Barrichello was fourth place in Hungary and Monaco.
The 2007 season was the "black" in the career of the Brazilian.He scored no points and rated pilots only 20th place.Over 15 years of career, Barrichello It was the first such incident.In part, this explains the failure of the latest modification of the car, "Honda RA107».Winter tests confirmed that the car is a "crude" and unfinished.
Brown Jeep (2009)
assumed that in 2008 the sporting career of the Brazilian driver will be completed.The contract with "Honda" expire, and the team was in no hurry to conclude a new agreement.The situation has become catastrophic for Barrichello after the statements of the companies to withdraw from Formula 1.Throughout the offseason lacked any clarity about the future of the pilot.However, in March, former "Honda" headed by Ross Brawn and Rubens was offered a one-year contract with a new team - "Jeep Brown."
In the first Grand Prix of the season Rubens and his partner took a dominant position.Barrichello led during qualifying, but in the final lost to Jenson Button.And the start of the Brazilian pilot was defeated.Only a collision Kubica and Vettel allowed Barrichello to take second place.
the course of the season were winning and losing.As a result, Rubens took the overall in 3rd place.In the offseason, the team sold the "Mercedes", and all the pilots have changed completely.Barrichello interested "McLaren".But by the time Rubens has already signed a contract with "Williams".
In late 2009, "Williams" did Nico and Rubens Barrichello basic command pilot for the new season.According to the results significantly ahead of Rubens young partner and signed a contract for next year.Nico also had to become a test pilot.The most striking event of the season was overtaking Barrichello Schumacher at the Hungarian Grand Prix.During the 2010-2011 season he set a record for Rubens - he became the first pilot who participated in the three hundred Grand Prix.He also scored 51 points, ahead of his mentor Ayrton Senna, and becoming the best Brazilian on this indicator.In 2012, Rubens Barrichello until the last moment to claim a place in the team, "Williams".As a result, it was Bruno Senna - nephew of the Brazilian coach, who offered more lucrative sponsorship deal.
to join this team, Rubens apparently decided to follow in the footsteps of Nigel Mansell.Thus Barrichello from anyone no secret that at any moment ready to get back in the race "Formula 1", if he goes proposal.At the end of 2012 the pilot took the 12th place in the standings.The most successful was the performance in the race "Indy 500".There Rubens finished 10th.However, to stay in the team, he could not, because they do not find good sponsors.
Stock Car Brasil (2013-2014)
In 2013, Rubens Barrichello joined the team of "Full Time Sports" projecting Brazilian analogue "NASCAR".The first season went for the rider is not very good - the 8th place in the overall standings.But 2014 brought the pilot to the title.
personal life and hobbies
Married to Sylvania Dzhaffone.The couple have two children: Eduardo (2001) and Fernando (2005).
Rubens Barrichello has a reputation as a strong family man.All his spare time he devotes to close people and children.The number of riders hobbies include golf, go-karting and tennis.Rubens is also a fan of the "Corinthians".