Barrichello will compete at the S5000 event at Albert Park

13-02-2020 19:40
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Barrichello will compete at the S5000 event at Albert Park

Rubens Barrichello will compete at the S5000 race at Albert Park on the same weekend as the Australian Grand Prix at the same venue in Melbourne.

The Brazilian made his debut in the series last year but the competition has expanded from two to six championship races for the 2020 edition. Despite only racing once the former F1 driver still managed to finish fourth.

The event will be held alongside the Australian Grand Prix, with lights out for the first F1 race of the season taking place on March 15.

“Of course, I am thrilled to be coming back to Australia, not once but twice in 2020, to continue my open wheeler career in S5000 at the two biggest and most iconic race tracks in the country – Albert Park and Bathurst,” said Barrichello as quoted by SpeedCafe.

“Sandown provided a tremendous insight into Australia’s new high-profile motorsport category for me, and I’m sure that the events at the Australian Grand Prix and then Bathurst in November, will well and truly put S5000 on the international map.

“The Grand Prix event will allow many, many international drivers to see – and hear – S5000, and they will then understand the attraction."

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