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Rubens refusing to give up on F1

Monday 16th January 2012

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Rubens refusing to give up on F1

Rubens refusing to give up on F1

Rubens Barrichello insists he is still "thinking positively" despite reports linking other drivers to his Williams race-seat.

Barrichello is still awaiting word on his future after failing to secure another season with Williams when the team confirmed his team-mate Pastor Maldonado for 2012.

Instead, Barrichello has had to read reports linking other drivers to his seat with Bruno Senna reportedly the favourite to replace the 39-year-old

However, the Brazilian, who wants a 20th season in Formula One, is refusing to give up.

"It's taking longer than I wished for, to be honest," Barrichello told Peter Windsor's The Flying Lap.

"I have been thinking positively, (and) have always put it this way: you've got to believe in things and, if they haven't happened just yet, you have got to believe that they have happened in your mind.

"I am fighting for the position. I think there are two other drivers who have potential to be driving at Williams, but I feel like I am quite a good candidate and that I should be driving there.

"There's lot of changes for the team - the engine, new people around - and I think what I can tell people at Williams is that experience comes gratis, in a way. It's just there.

"Where are you going to find someone with my experience and so much of a will to do well? I still have so much feeling for the car and I want to drive it as fast as I can.

"I don't know how that is happening because, when I was in my 20s, I thought 'I don't know, maybe when I'm 30, I'm done'. I'm now 39 and I'm still feeling ready to go. I think this is the best thing that can be happening to me right now and I hope to be driving this year."

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