Barrichello: 'I could have done better'

Rubens Barrichello continued his bit-part role in the battle for the world championship as he finished fourth in the European Grand Prix.

Barrichello: 'I could have done better'

The Ferrari number two qualified fourth and that was where he finished after a topsy-turvey 67-laps of the Nurburgring.

The team gambled on a three-stop strategy after he lost ground at the start, and in the end he salvaged three points.

"I am disappointed because I could have done better than fourth," saidBarrichello. "Three-stops was definitely the way to make up lost time, but it was very difficult to overtake other cars in the spray.

"I have been looking forward to a close fought-race for some time now, and maybe I should have been on the podium today."

Team boss Jean Todt said: "Overtaking must have been very difficult in those conditions and considering that this was a great drive to get fourth."

Barrichello is now a distant fourth in the championship with 16 points, while Coulthard has 24, Hakkinen 28 and his team-mate Schumacher 46.

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