April 1, 2012
Barrichello back at Ferrari
"I have complete faith in Felipe" Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo was quoted as saying last week and to many insiders that spelled doom for one Brazilian but, as it turned out, a surprising reprieve from Indy car purgatory for another.
"At the end of the day, Rubens is the most experienced Formula 1 driver out there" said Stefano Domenicali " and to be honest. when we looked at the available drivers the choice was simple, nobody has more experience in being a Barrichello than Rubens" " Felipe was very good at being Barrichello for many years but given our needs to develop the F2012 and support Fernando, we had to go with the original Barrichello".
Rubens will travel back to Maranello immediately following Sunday's Indy Car race at Barber Motorsport Park where he qualified 14th and complained about not being given rookie status.
Barrichello was named as the most popular choice to replace Massa in a recent Autosprint reader poll.