The formula one veteran, who also set the fastest lap of the event, had joined forces with Indy racer Tony Kanaan and former grand prix driver Luciano Burti to win the 500 mile event in just under 11 hours.

Rubens Barrichello's team at the weekend won the famous Brazilian 'Granja Viana' endurance kart race in Sao Paulo from pole position.

The formula one veteran, who also set the fastest lap of the event, had joined forces with Indy racer Tony Kanaan and former grand prix driver Luciano Burti to win the 500 mile event in just under 11 hours.

2008 world championship runner-up Felipe Massa's team, including his brother Dudu, finished third despite engine problems, after Nelson Piquet Jr's team was disqualified for fielding a kart that weighed less than the minimum 200 pounds.

"I did this race as training, because I do not want to stop (racing in F1)," 36-year-old Barrichello, who has not been invited to test for Honda in Barcelona this week, said.

"If it is not possible (to stay in F1), it will not be through lack of trying," he added.

 

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