Rubens Barrichello is bullish about the prospects of life at Brackley in the wake of departed owner and financier Honda.

Rubens Barrichello is bullish about the prospects of life at Brackley in the wake of departed owner and financier Honda.

Before the Brazilian veteran joined the team in 2006, he collected experience with privateers Jordan and Stewart, and worked with Ross Brawn for six years - winning 9 races - at Ferrari.

In Honda's wake, he is looking forward to recapturing the feeling of his past teams at the reborn Brawn GP.

"Are we going to be like a small Stewart family (team) working? It might be, a smaller team working together, not going through too many people to get an answer.

"It might work in our favour," he is quoted as saying by The Independent newspaper.

36-year-old Barrichello, third quickest after his first taste of the Mercedes-powered BGP001 car at Barcelona on Tuesday, was careful to not overly criticise the team's departed owner.

"Honda did brilliantly and I am sorry to see them go, but you have to say there is always a culture difference and a difficulty in the language. So it was tough," he said of the Honda era.

"All I have wanted to see at the team is what I found at Ferrari -- they were really good at winning together and losing together.

"The team is quite small now, so it could be like that, and that is what I am looking forward to working on, and I am sure Ross is in the same boat. That is what makes it a competitive F1 team," added Barrichello.

 

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