Rubens Barrichello says he’s still willing to wait for news from Williams about a possible contract extension into next season.
Despite the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Adrian Sutil being linked to his seat Barrichello remains optimistic, and is refusing to concede that the Brazilian GP might be his last.
“I’m just waiting for people to call,” said the Brazilian today. “The only thing I have in mind is the year that I’m going to have ahead. I’m thinking like I did in 2008, just positive. I might go to the Brazilian GP without any confirmation or without anything, but I’m not saying goodbye to my fans. I want to be there next year.
“I just have to wait and see. The team have myself very motivated and just waiting for an answer. If God wishes, I will be on the grid for my 20th year.”
Barrichello admitted that he was talking to teams up and down the paddock.
“I talked to all of them, to be honest. There’s no point in telling you who I’m talking to. It’s just nice situation to be in, to be talking to competitive teams. If I was on my first or second year I would be very worried, but it’s been such a long time… Life is too good to be moaning about the problems and why they haven’t signed me just yet. I’m just concentrating on the positive, really.”
Asked if he thought Kimi Raikkonen really wanted to come back, Rubens said: “I don’t know. To be honest I never talked to Kimi when he was racing, and he never talked to me! I believe that he had very little talks with the team, by any means.”