Barrichello ready for his 300th race

Milestones are significant things especially when the thing you do is very dangerous and the shelf life is usually limited. Rubens Barrichello will celebrate his 300th race this weekend at Spa Francorchamps and that is a massive achievement by anyone’s measure.

Rubens said:

This race will be my 300th in Formula One. I feel very privileged to have been in the sport for such a long time and it feels great to reach this milestone. I still think I am at the top of my game and plan to continue being competitive long past my 300th GP!

Spa is a great racing circuit. I took my first pole there and have won at Spa while racing in the lower categories so I’m looking forward to it. It’s always a challenging track and I imagine it will be even more so now we are carrying full tanks. It can be quite tricky in terms of car set-up because it’s so long, and you need to have a car fast enough to take on corners like La Source and Eau Rouge. It really all depends on the aero efficiency of the car as to what your lap time is. Drivers tend to go for
quite different downforce levels at Spa so there’s always opportunities chance to overtake.

An exciting day to be Barrichello and even more exciting to be a fans of his as Williams have been looking better of late and I believe Rubens has been a big part of that. Raise a glass to Rubens and his longevity. In a sport that is now racing 19-year-olds, this is quite a feat and may not be reproduced any time soon.

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