Barrichello eager to make F1 return
5 October 2013 – Rubens Barrichello says he is eager to make a return to the sport, soon after Sauber named the experienced Brazilian as a candidate to join the team for the 2014 season.
The 41-year-old, who leads the record books with 322 Grand Prix starts, was dropped from Williams' line-up at the end of the 2011 campaign. He has since been racing in the IndyCar series and Brazilian stock cars, but admits Formula 1 still attracts him.
"Lots of things have been said this week about a possible F1 return," Barrichello posted on social networking site Twitter. "The truth is: if there is an opportunity, I'm in."
Speaking in Korea, Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn explained: "We know what he has with his experience and we know that he'd like to come back. Let's see"
Sauber is yet to confirm its 2014 line-up, but 18-year-old protege Sergey Sirotkin is due to fill one of the seats, following a tripartite agreement with Russian investors.