- Australian Grand Prix
Barrichello impresses Williams' Sam Michael
Williams' technical director Sam Michael has said he is impressed with Rubens Barrichello after working alongside the Brazilian veteran for his first two races of the season.
Barrichello, 37 and with 290 grands prix under his belt, outqualified team-mate Nico Hulkenberg at Bahrain and Australia, scoring points in both races with faultless drives.
"Why was Rubens never world champion?" Michael said. "For us he is the best possible driver. He brings the car home, does not make mistakes, takes every opportunity coming his way and is an incredibly good car developer and despite his age is still extremely fast."
"The car is good enough," Barrichello said. "We will just be picking up more points before we get podiums."
As for rookie Hulkenberg, whose formative career was even more impressive than Lewis Hamilton's, Williams is giving the youngster more time to impress. "I know he'll deliver," he said.