Rubens Barrichello responded with frustration to David Coulthard’s attack on his supposed tendency to only ‘take’ from the sport, according to reports.
In Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, the 34-year-old Honda driver ‘refused to make comments’ after fellow racer Coulthard accused him of ‘doing his race and buggering off’ rather than contributing positively via the drivers’ union ‘GPDA’, according to the Chinese agency Xinhua.
The report also read: “Barrichello said that he does not plan to retire following the formula one championship in 2007.
“(He said) that he will continue in his team and will only stop competing when he feels he is not fast any longer.”
With the retirement of Michael Schumacher, 35-year-old Coulthard, and Barrichello, will be the oldest drivers on the 2007 grid. Barrichello is the most experienced, however, having debuted in 1993.