Barrichello admits F1 career could end

Sat, 11 October 2008, 12:45

Oct.10 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello has admitted he might not secure a contract to remain in formula one beyond this season

The 36-year-old Brazilian, who is the most experienced grand prix driver of all time, has had a difficult year with Honda but insists he has never considered voluntarily retiring

“I’ve made it clear that if someone offers me a good contract for the next three years, I’ll sign it,” he said ahead of his team’s home race in Japan

“I see my future in a F1 car, but if it doesn’t happen, it’s not the end of the world.”nnBarrichello admits he is not sure what Honda’s plans are for 2009, although he confirmed that talks seem to be taking place with his young countryman Bruno Senna

“There is a lot of silence at Honda right now and I think this is tiresome,” he said. “I’ve never been in a situation like this, without a contract for next year this late in the season.”nnBarrichello advises Senna, the 24-year-old nephew of his idol and former mentor Ayrton Senna, not to come to Honda

“Not because of my situation, but because I think that with his lack of experience, he may waste an opportunity,” he said

“You shouldn’t enter F1 just because you want to and burn everything in a year knowing that you have the capacity to be world champion. It’s a big mistake.”n

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