Rubens Barrichello was delighted to claim his first win since China 2004 when he was racing for Ferrari.
The 37-year-old Brazilian, a veteran of 278 grand prix, started behind an all McLaren front row in Sunday s European Grand Prix, but a searing pace from his Brawn GP car, allied to a costly mistake from the McLaren mechanics in the pitlane, saw him leapfrog Lewis Hamilton at the second round of pit stops and charge to his tenth career victory.
“Its been a fantastic weekend that I will never forget,â€ revelled Barrichello after the race “After five years you don t forget how to do it, but it s tough.”
“They were telling me in the race push, push, push , and although I pushed like hell there are still things going through your mind: trying not to make any mistakes, winning for my country, winning for my family. So there was a lot going through my mind, but it was a perfect result.â€