Rubens: I never spoke ill of Williams

Date published: August 11 2011

Rubens Barrichello has denied recent comments attributed to him in which he allegedly criticised his Williams team…

Rubens Barrichello has denied recent comments attributed to him in which he allegedly criticised his Williams team.

Barrichello, who has bagged just four points in 11 grands prix in what has been a dismal campaign for Williams, has reportedly voiced his displeasure with his team in recent weeks.

Several sources claimed he is unhappy with Williams and likened his current situation with the team to waiting for a marriage proposal.

Barrichello, though, has denied bad mouthing the Grove-based outfit.

“I have never spoken ill of the team,” he told Globo Esporte.

“This stemmed from the opinion of a German journalist who was mistranslated by the Italian press and which was credited to me.

“My interest is just the opposite – to continue the work we are doing.”

The Brazilian reiterated his desire to remain with Williams in 2012.

“I believe my presence at the team in 2012 would be beneficial to all.

“The team is in a phase of restructuring and my experience can help a lot in this process.”