Barrichello presses Williams for decision before finale

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Rubens Barrichello in Korea sounds desperate to extend his long Formula One career into a twentieth consecutive season.

Williams has not yet decided whether to keep the veteran Brazilian alongside Pastor Maldonado in 2012.

Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams
Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams

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"I want to be here next year, whatever it takes for it, and wherever," the 39-year-old is quoted by the German news agency SID.

"I am talking to the entire paddock."

He clarified, however, that he is actually seeking only "a competitive car", hinting that his preferences are Williams or Renault.

"I hope to know from Williams before Brazil," Barrichello is quoted by Brazil's Globo Esporte. "The fans need to know as well.

"Williams have said they would like to make a decision before Interlagos and I hope that's a positive sign," he added.

As for his other options, the former Ferrari and Honda driver added: "I think there are still two or three opportunities that are very good.

"I will not drive in Formula One for anything, just to say 'I have completed 20 years here, even without a competitive car'. That is not the point.

I hope to know from Williams before Brazil

Rubens Barrichello

"The teams that I am talking to have the conditions for a good car.

"If my fate is that I am not involved any more with F1, 19 years would be wonderful and I will see if Disney wants me to drive the cars at Disney world," Barrichello joked.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Ferrari , Williams
Tags barrichello, maldonado, renault, williams