(Motorsport-Entire.com) – After nine years, Rubens Barrichello returns to Albert Park in Melbourne. The former Formula 1 driver will go there in the Australian S 5000 championship at the Open, which will be there as part of the premier class. For the Brazilian, it will be one of two starts in the series in addition to Bathurst International in November.
“I am delighted to be able to continue my formula racing career in the S 5000 on the two largest and best-known routes in the country – Albert Park and Bathurst,” explains the reigning record holder with the most Formula 1 starts.
Barrichello had already made his series debut last September and had a surprising second place in Sandown. In the S 5000 championship is driven with a single chassis from Onroak-Ligier. All cars are powered by a 5-liter V8 engine from Ford.
“The Enormous Prix enables many international drivers to drive the S 5000 see – and hear. Then you will understand the attraction, “laughs the Brazilian.
Albert Park is not a bad place for the former Ferrari driver: Barrichello was successful in Formula 1 five times Take the podium, four of which take second place.
In addition to his two appearances in the formula series, the 47 year old will continue driving in the Brazilian Stick Automobile Championship. He will probably get rid of his Formula 1 record: Kimi Raikkonen will replace him at most of the Enormous Prix (322).