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Rubens Barrichello wants IndyCar to classify him as a rookie.
The 19-year Formula One veteran doesn't care so much about being eligible for rookie of the year honors. He just wants the extra 30 minutes of practice time IndyCar grants rookies.
Barrichello, competing in Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, says he's still learning the car and isn't familiar with courses like Long Beach.
He finished 17th in his debut at St. Petersburg after mechanical problems kept him from his first practice session.
Series rules allow IndyCar to decide whether to give a driver rookie status.
Beaux Barfield, IndyCar's president of competition, says the decision on Barrichello was made based on past precedent and the level of experience.
Barrichello wants the series to reconsider.
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Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello says he will join the IndyCar series this season.
Barrichello announced Thursday that he has reached a deal to race for KV Racing Technology and will make his debut at the season opener on March 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The 39-year-old Brazilian will participate in all 16 IndyCar races on the calendar this year, including the five on ovals...
It is appearing more likely that Formula One star Rubens Barrichello will be able to make the switch to the IZOD IndyCar Series. Barrichello, 39, has tested twice for KV Racing Technology this offseason, including last weekend at Infineon Raceway. But today, the AP passed along word of a report from the Estado de Sao Paulo (one of Brazil's biggest newspapers), which says that...
SPEED can confirm that Rubens Barrichello will be named to drive for KV Racing in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series in a Thursday press conference in Brazil.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Rubens Barrichello is bringing his Formula One experience to IndyCar in 2012, and the veteran Brazilian driver can't wait to start his rookie season in the series.
PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Lewandowski/INDYCARSo who deserves credit for Formula One star Rubens Barrichello's decision to switch to the IZOD IndyCar Series?The news of Barrichello's announcement made headlines around the world and was a hit on social media, with the 19-year F1 veteran trending worldwide on Twitter. But even more importantly, both IndyCar's level of competition...
Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello announced Thursday he will join the IndyCar series this season.
PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Lewandowski/INDYCAR.
The most experienced driver in Formula One history has officially jumped to the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Today in Brazil, it was confirmed that Rubens Barrichello, winner of 11 Grand Prix events over 19 seasons, will drive the No. 8 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, while 2004 series champion Tony Kanaan has signed a two-year deal with the team...