Rubens Barrichello’s recently announced deal with Indycar’s KV Racing officially draws his record 326 Grand Prix career to a close. There’s been more than enough time to fit in some memorable moments. His first win at Hockenheim in 2000, for example, from 18th on the grid and despite a spectator running across the track. His enormous accident in free practice at the 1994 race in Imola was just the beginning of a black weekend. And few will forget the fallout that followed Austria ’02. And ’01 for that matter.
But perhaps the Brazilian’s most recent moment of infamy came at the Hungaroring in 2010. On lap 65, Barrichello (Williams) moves to overtake former team-mate, and recent F1 returnee, Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) on the 290kph main straight. What happened next shocked the F1 world… >>>