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Wed Apr 23 16:32:37 SAST 2014

I would've been an asset, says Barrichello

TEAMtalk Media | 15 August, 2012 14:540 Comments
The Firestone 550 - Practice
Rubens Barrichello of Brazil, driver of the #8 BCM/Enbrase KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Dallara, sits in his car during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 8, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas
Image by: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images

Rubens Barrichello, who is refusing to give up on a Formula One return, reckons Williams would have benefitted from having him this season.

Having been dropped by the Grove-based team in the wake of last year's dismal campaign - Williams' worst-ever - Barrichello made the move over to the American-based IndyCar series.

However, the Brazilian has not given up on Formula One, saying he believes Williams, with their much-improved FW34, would be pulling in even better results if he was behind the wheel.

"I think there is still a way back," Barrichello told Auto Moto und Sport.

"My heart bleeds that I cannot be there.

"I think it's a shame for Williams because I think would have had a really big year. Not just for me, also for the team. Williams would have benefitted from me.

"I would have been a good team-mate as a coach for Senna, Bottas or Maldonado. Next to me they would have gone much better than they can now.

"Look at Maldonado. He had few accidents last year than this season. Pastor is super fast and will me at his side he would've been a lot more controlled.

"Okay so they have more points to his tally than last year but with this car we would have been in the top third."

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