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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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A little bit of Formula 1 Grand Prix history
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07 July 2008

A little bit of Formula 1 Grand Prix history

Formula One is the highest class of open wheeled auto racing defined by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), motorsport world’s governing body. The “formula” in the name refers to a set of rules which all participants and cars must conform.

The F1 world championship season consists of a series of different races, known as Grand Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and even on closed city streets in some cases. The Most famous of these races is the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one of the constructors.

The cars race at extremely high speeds, travelling up to 225 miles per hour, and are capable of pulling up to 5g (g= g-force which is a measurement of an object’s acceleration. 1g is the force of Earth’s gravity which holds us to the ground) in some corners.

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