Riccardo Patrese will be returning to Formula One today for a one-off drive courtesy of Honda. The former F1 driver, who raced from 1977 to 1993, was the first Formula 1 driver to start 250 races. Until recently, he had made the most ever race starts, a feat beaten by Honda s Rubens Barrichello earlier this season when he started his 257th Grand Prix in Turkey.
At the time, Honda extended an invitation of a guest drive to Patrese to celebrate Barrichello s new record. Today, Patrese will be taking one of last season s Honda RA107 cars around Jerez in Spain.