Ferrari, 17 years later Rubens Barrichello back behind the wheel: the program

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A certainly striking return after nearly two decades.

Rubens Barrichello will be back behind the wheel of a Ferrari on the track, for the first time since 2005. That is, since the days when he shared the box at the Cavallino with Michael Schumacher, in the season just following the string of four championships won by both the German Kaiser and the Maranello team.

The Brazilian will participate in the Italian GT championship at Vallelunga weekend, piloting Scuderia Baldini’s 2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo along with another former Cavallino driver in Formula 1: Giancarlo Fisichella. Barrichello had already tested at Vallelunga last June, but now Fabio Baldini has announced his participation for the third round of the endurance season.

Barrichello, who during his very long Formula 1 career has collected 322 Grands Prix, 11 victories and 68 podiums, left Ferrari in 2005 after a turbulent season, handing over his steering wheel to compatriot Felipe Massa. In the following years he then became a driver for Honda, Brawn GP (with which he returned a title contender) and Williams. His highest career achievement remains two second-place finishes at the end of the season in the overall F1 drivers’ standings.

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