Barrichello confident but 'contract not signed' yet

Rubens Barrichello is sitting tight in the hope that Williams will call him back for another season in 2011. The Brazilian veteran has had a solid first season with the British team, but confirmation of the 2011 driver lineup is on hold while ...

Rubens Barrichello is sitting tight in the hope that Williams will call him back for another season in 2011.

The Brazilian veteran has had a solid first season with the British team, but confirmation of the 2011 driver lineup is on hold while Williams tests Venezuelan pay-driver Pastor Maldonado next week in Abu Dhabi.

"My future depends on Williams," 38-year-old Barrichello is quoted by Globo Esporte in Portuguese.

"I want to stay and we are working on the car for next year, and after Abu Dhabi we will test with the new (Pirelli) tyres."

He said he will be disappointed if his tenure at Williams ends after just one season.

"My project with Williams was not for one year only," Barrichello said on SporTV.

"I've been talking about my contract for a long time. I cannot announce anything, because it is not signed.

"But I am working on the car for next year already. I don't see myself leaving," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Williams