• Spanish Grand Prix

Barrichello happy with ninth

ESPNF1 Staff
May 9, 2010 « Schumacher content with fourth | »
Rubens Barrichello makes a fantastic start © Sutton Images
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Rubens Barrichello confessed himself happy with his Spanish Grand Prix after the Williams driver netted two points from a gritty ninth place finish.

Having started 18th on the grid, Barrichello made a fantastic start to pass five cars and he gained a further four places by the end of the race.

"After Saturday's disappointment this is a good result," said Barrichello. "We had a great start today, which allowed me to overtake five cars, and our pace was strong enough to stay with the Renaults and the Force Indias.

"We need to analyse it, but I think we were on the verge of a tyre issue in the last five laps. If it weren't for that, we would have finished closer to the guys just ahead of me. I am really happy considering where we were yesterday."