Barrichello Positive ahead of Home GP

Rubens Barrichello has refused to write off his chances of racing for victory in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, despite the continued struggles of his Ferrari team

Barrichello Positive ahead of Home GP

Although Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher has played down expectations after a series of disappointing results for the F2005, Barrichello says that he is staying positive for his home fans because of the way that Interlagos often throws up unpredictable events.

"In performance terms, I have always gone well here," said Barrichello on Tuesday. "However, looking at the current situation, both in theory and in practice, we do not have a car capable of delivering a win.

"Nevertheless, I will face the weekend in a positive frame of mind, as you never know what might happen. Look at Hungary, where we were expecting very hot conditions and a difficult weekend. In the end, we did very well there.

"Here, like in Spa, the weather could play its part. So, I am in a strong frame of mind and will go to the track thinking I can fight for the win. I would love to do well in Brazil. That is my main target for this end of the season."

Although Barrichello has failed to win his home event, despite starting on pole position for the last two years, he claims to only have good memories of his races there with Ferrari. And he denies he will let the significance of his final race in Brazil in a Ferrari affect him.

"I don't think it is a question of it being an emotional moment," he added. "With Ferrari, we have had a good time together and I have done a good job for the team.

"But my move next year is not a case of restarting my career. I think that restart happened when I joined Ferrari. I have different aspirations now and I think my decision is a good move, but it is just a simple case of changing team.

"I am being asked now to pick my best moments and that is difficult. Obviously, my first win in Hockenheim would be one; my two pole positions here in Brazil of course and I would also mention standing on the podium alongside our President, after winning in China last year.

"The important thing is that there have been many more good points than bad ones!"

Barrichello has been at home in Brazil since the day after the Belgian Grand Prix when his wife gave birth to their second child, Fernando.

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