Williams Undecided About Keeping 'Superb' Barrichello

By: GMM

Rubens Barrichello's future at Williams is not yet secure, team boss Sir Frank Williams has admitted.

Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team
Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team

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Brazilian veteran Barrichello, 39, said this week that while he wants to drive the team's new Renault-powered car in 2012, he is yet to be offered a deal.

"Well, I can't say anything about our drivers until we have made up our own minds," confirmed Williams at Silverstone.

Barrichello also said this week that he is not ruling out a switch to a rival team.

Williams said he rates the winner of 11 Grands Prix "very highly".

"He is truly a treasure trove of information and experience and that's something that will not be thrown away lightly," he insisted.

Asked if Barrichello has performed well in 2011, Williams answered: "Yes, I think he has. I think if we had given him a better car he would have been very close to the front, if not at the front. He is a superb driver."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Frank Williams
Teams Williams
Tags barrichello, williams