The Ben Evans Column: Rubens Barrichello and Riccardo Patrese

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At the Turkish Grand Prix Rubens Barrichello will set a new record as the driver who has started the most Grand Prix, with 257 starts eclipsing Ricardo Patrese?s monumental 265 races. In many respects Barrichello and Patrese have had rather similar careers. Both enjoyed meteoric rises to F1 courtesy of some stellar performances in junior … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Rubens Barrichello and Riccardo Patrese

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

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An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. … Continue reading Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

Debate: Rubens Barrichello

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Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice … Continue reading Debate: Rubens Barrichello

Debate: Youth vs experience

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With attention turning to the driver market for 2008, several of F1’s seasoned campaigners have already bagged contract extensions. Rubens Barrichello will stay with Honda – and should surpass Riccardo Patrese’s record number of career starts (256) early next year). David Coulthard is set for a fourth year at Red Bull – when many had … Continue reading Debate: Youth vs experience

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats

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It’s all too easy when writing about Michael Schumacher career to get stuck in a thick sludge of trivia. The plain and simple fact that Schumacher’s career was so long, so successful and spent with such successful teams that he has obliterated much of the record books – in absolute terms at least. Yes, many … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats