Barrichello to test IndyCar

2012-01-26 09:55

Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello will test with the KV Racing Technology IndyCar team in Florida, US, reports Speed TV.

The channel's website said Barrichello, who has been replaced at Williams by compatriot Bruno Senna for this season, will test at Sebring with KV Racing's Tony Kanaan.

It cautioned however that it was not clear how seriously Barrichello was taking the test.

He and Kanaan are old friends but Barrichello, the most experienced driver in Formula One history, has said in the past that he has promised his wife he will never race on American ovals.


A spokesman for KV Racing, along with team co-owner Jimmy Vasser, declined to comment on the report when contacted by Reuters.

Barrichello began racing in F1 in 1993, the year before his friend and mentor Ayrton Senna was killed in a crash at Imola, and has competed for Jordan, Stewart, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Williams.

In 2010, the Sao Paulo native became the first driver to compete in 300 F1 races. He has 11 career wins on the F1 circuit and 68 podiums.