Barrichello is widely known as a wet weather specialist; he was disappointed that in a very wet race, he was unable to score any points. Barrichellos’ car was damaged at the start of the race after he made contact with the Williams of Nico Rosberg, causing poor handling for the remainder of the race.
“I am bitterly disappointed with the result today,â€ Barrichello said. “The car felt bad from the start and it never really improved through the race most likely because of the damage caused when I was hit by Rosberg. I loved these dry-wet conditions and we had some opportunities today because of the way the race was unfolding. However we did not have the car and we did not make the most of the circumstances.â€
Barrichello s team-mate Jenson Button had a worse race, aquaplaning and losing control of his car on lap three, sending him into a barrier and out of the race.
“I didn t get a good start and I dropped to 20th position,â€ Button explained. “However I had a really good first lap and I was up to sixth position when I pitted for wet tyres. After that, the rain poured down and turn one was a lake. By that time, I was in fourth position behind Massa and Alonso.
“I just touched the brakes and all four wheels locked; then I hit the wall. It s a real shame because I had a lot of fuel on board – a good strategy given the way the race then panned out for the others and I love to drive in these wet conditions. This race was unfortunately a lottery and sadly I lost out.â€