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Oct 31, 2012 at 10:09am IST

Rubens Barrichello wants to return to Formula One

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello has expressed his desire to return to Formula 1, saying he is motivated and prepared for a new challenge. The 40-year-old said Monday he could still compete at the top level despite finishing a disappointing 12th in his debut IndyCar season with KV Racing this year, reports Xinhua.

"I have to be careful about what I say because people will say that (a Formula 1 comeback) is all I talk about," said Barrichello. "Everybody needs to have dreams and the desire to improve every day. For that reason I cannot say that I will not return to Formula 1," he said.

Barrichello said he was in talks with KV Racing about continuing with the IndyCar manufacturer next season. The Brazilian made a record 322 Grand Prix starts during his 19-year Formula 1 career, finishing runner-up in the drivers' championship with Ferrari in 2002 and 2004.

Rubens Barrichello wants to return to Formula One

Rubens Barrichello has expressed his desire to return to Formula 1, saying he is motivated for a new challenge.

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