Rubens Barrichello has confirmed that Toro Rosso is one of his options to remain on the formula one grid in 2009.

Rubens Barrichello has confirmed that Toro Rosso is one of his options to remain on the formula one grid in 2009.

The veteran Brazilian is hoping to be retained by Honda, who at the recent Barcelona test did not call up Barrichello but instead evaluated the young GP2 drivers Bruno Senna and Lucas di Grassi.

With his seat in clear jeopardy, it emerged that Toro Rosso, the Ferrari powered sister Red Bull team, might be an option for the 36-year-old former Ferrari driver.

According to the German website sport1.de, he confirmed his links with the Faenza based squad.

Along with his hopes of staying at Honda, Barrichello is quoted as saying: "That is what is motivating me at the moment.

"I love what I do and I still have a lot of energy," he added.

 

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