A rejuvenated Rubens Barrichello

A rejuvenated Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello has turned his fortunes around this season and is now Jenson Button's biggest threat in the world championship. Jonathan Noble explains why the Briton had better watch out for Rubinho

Twelve months ago, it seemed that whatever Rubens Barrichello did turned to disaster. The Honda RA108 was terrible – and he could not even throw his balaclava to the crowd in Singapore without it going badly wrong when the wind carried it into the harbour.

It was little wonder then that many had written off his chances of remaining in Formula 1 for another season – his 17th at the top level – as all eyes turned to Bruno Senna as the next great hope for Brazil.

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