Sport <b>Driver no:</b> 9 <br/><br/>
<b>RUBENS BARRICHELLO (Williams) </b>
<br/><br/><b>Born:</b> May 23, 1972 in Sao Paulo, Brazil <br/><b>Grand prix debut:</b> South Africa 1993 (Jordan) <br/><b>Grands prix entered:</b> 288 (starts 284) <br/><b>Highest championship position:</b> 2nd (2002, 2004) <br/><b>Best result:</b> 1st (x11) <br/><b>Highest grid position:</b> 1st (x14) <br/><b>Podiums:</b> 68 <br/><b>Points:</b> 607

Rubens Barrichello has today officially confirmed his switch to IndyCar.

Bruno Senna

Senna name returns to Williams

Brazilian Bruno Senna has signed to drive for Williams this season. The move means the 28-year-old is joining the team for which his uncle Ayrton Senna was driving when he was killed in 1994.

Bruno Senna signs for Williams for 2012 season

Williams have today confirmed Bruno Senna has signed for the team for the forthcoming Formula One season.

Not too hot, not too cold: Why do tyre temperatures decide races?

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso hopes for warmer weather at the Hungarian Grand Prix while McLaren thrive in chillier climes

Williams expect to retain both F1 drivers

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello can expect to stay at Williams next season, according to the Formula One team's chairman Adam Parr.

Massa masters the wet as McLaren and Red Bull row over diffuser ban

Fans are left to shiver in the rain while Horner and Whitmarsh get hot over rule change

Williams hope Renault deal can boost chances

Sir Frank Williams is convinced his team will again scale the heights of glory after rekindling their love affair with Renault.

Mark Leftly: Does the Irish government feel no shame?

The Bank of Ireland must back down right now on taking pensioners' bonds

Sport quotes of the year

The sporting year has produced triumph, failure and tragedy - the World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Winter Olympics, Ryder Cup, African Nations Cup, Wimbledon and more - we take a look back at the sporting year in quotes.

From Jose Mourinho to Tiger’s apology, to the fallout from France's World Cup debacle and Rubens Barrichello reacting angrily to Michael Schumacher, sport gave us some memorable quotes this year.

Williams announce Formula One replacement for Nico Hulkenberg

GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will become the second Venezuelan to compete in Formula One after Williams announced the 25-year-old would replace Nico Hulkenberg for the 2011 season.

Nico Hulkenberg released by Williams

Williams have today dispensed with the services of Nico Hulkenberg despite claiming he produced "convincing performances" in his debut season and that he has "an undoubtedly bright future in the sport".

Alonso proves the prince of darkness to keep heat on Webber in title race

Fernando Alonso didn't need a team-mate to crash for him this time as he beat Sebastian Vettel by a hair in a slow-burn Singapore Grand Prix. The race did not explode into life until just past half distance when a collision between the world championship leaders, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton, saw the Englishman pitched out of the race with a broken suspension and the Australian increase his advantage in the title fight.

Alonso ends Ferrari pole drought

Fernando Alonso secured Ferrari's first pole position for 31 races as the team firmly put behind them the team orders controversy.

Webber grabs top spot for Belgian Grand Prix

Mark Webber made it a phenomenal 12 pole positions from 13 races this season for Red Bull Racing as he grabbed top spot for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix.

Schumacher finally says sorry &ndash; by text

If Michael Schumacher feels remotely repentant about the move he pulled on Rubens Barrichello in Hungary, he does a good job of hiding it. Yesterday, a month later, he got round to apologising to his former Ferrari team-mate – by text.

James Corrigan: Schumacher shows just how far F1 has strayed from the straight and narrow

Schumacher should never have been able to forge his 'crazy' reputation. He should have been dealt with unequivocally by the FIA in the first place
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