Ferrari legend signs up for new Australian racing season!

16-08-2019 18:08 | Updated: 16-08-2019 19:20
by Adam Newton
Ferrari legend signs up for new Australian racing season!

Ex-Ferrari hero Rubens Barrichello has signed up to return to racing with the new S5000 series in Australia!

The 11-time Grand Prix winner has been racing in Brazilian stock cars since 2012 but is ready to make a return to single seaters.

The S5000 series will feature cars with V8 engines and is set to get underway in September.

Barrichello told "Having been to Australia many times during my F1 career, I’m excited to be coming back for the first ever race for S5000 in Melbourne.

"The concept of the S5000 formula is a very interesting one, the car looks to be a real challenge, and I look forward to playing my part in its launch.

"It’s great to see what will be a resurgence in serious open-wheeler racing in Australia. I hear the sight and sound of a five-litre V8 in the back of the S5000 is pretty awesome.

"I’ve never been to the Sandown circuit before, so there will be much to absorb, but it looks like a great venue for the S5000s to make their debut. It’s going to be a great experience."

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