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Barrichello to decide on IndyCar 'soon'

ESPNF1 Staff
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Rubens Barrichello tested a 2012 IndyCar after being left without a Formula One drive © Sutton Images

Rubens Barrichello says he will make a decision on whether he'll race in IndyCar or not "soon".

Barrichello tested for KV Racing at Sebring for two days at the start of this week, with a newspaper report claiming that he also carried out a further half day on Wednesday. Having impressed during the test Barrichello admitted that he was still unsure how things will progress having not spoken to the team owner about the 2012 season.

"I don't know how things are going to move forward now," Barrichello told O Estado de S.Paulo. "I have not spoken with Jimmy Vasser about racing in the season.

"What is certain is that it (the speculation) will not last long. Whether I race or not will be known soon. There is a lot of work still to do and KV (Racing) needs to know its driver."

While Barrichello had previously promised his wife Silvana that he would not race on ovals, he said he had been receiving her full support during the test.

"She has come here (to Sebring) now and today she was supporting me, seeing how happy I am. Silvana even joked with Tony, saying that he was to blame for all of my enthusiasm."

It is possible that Barrichello could compete without racing on the ovals, with the 15-round 2012 season featuring four only oval tracks including the Indy 500 in May. The season starts with a race in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 25.