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Rubens Goncalves Barrichello - one of the leaders in F1 today
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29 October 2009

Rubens Goncalves Barrichello - one of the leaders in F1 todayBorn on May 23, 1972 in Brazil, Rubens Goncalves Barrichello is one of today’s most well-known Formula 1 racecar drivers. As the son and grandson of two other “Rubens”, Barichello was often called “Rubinho” by his family, meaning “little Rubens.”

His childhood was spent admiring fast cars, and Rubens quickly took to racing. He was an extremely promising driver in his youth, winning a karting title on five separate occasions in Brazil.

In 1990 at only 18 years of age, Rubens left his small-time racing in Brazil and headed overseas to Europe where he began racing in the Formula Lotus series. Rubens showed tremendous promise in the Lotus series. In fact, his first year was a huge success, winning the championship.

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