Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rubino coming to America?

According to current speculation, Honda F1 piloto Rubens Barrichello could be inline for an Indy Car ride in 2009 and is set to test for Penske Racing on Homestead, Miami’s road course in November.

This is apparently due to current Penske hot-shoe Helio Castroneves current legal woes, having been indicted on tax evasion and fraud charges, although Castroneves $10m bail has been modified to allow the Brazilian to take part in the upcoming Surfers Paradise event in late October, as reportedly the test has been set-up in large part by Honda’s request.

Yet, I’m not quite so sure why Roger Penske would wish to take on such a “Senior” driver like Rubino, as surely the Open Wheel Racing talent pool isn’t that devoid of rising stars? And it will be interesting to see how Helio’s court case proceeds, eh? And even stranger yet, is the comment from the “Dancin’ Fool” himself, claiming he doesn’t expect his court case to go to trial until after the 2009 Indy Car season is over...