Eduardo Barrichello, son of former Scuderia Ferrari race-winner Rubens, will make his single-seater debut this season in the Formula 4 United States Championship. Brazilian racer Barrichello makes the transition to car-racing following a successful karting career that started back in 2010.
The sixteen year old makes the transition with the DC Autosport outfit, as part of a two car entry alongside veteran racer Steve Bamford. Eduardo Barrichello has tested with the team over the winter ahead of the season opener at Virgina International Raceway at the end of the month (26-29 April)
“I am looking so much forward for the start of the season” – the young, talented driver said – “I love driving the F4 car and I am really excited to drive for such a team as DC Autosport. F4 is the beginning of everything for me and I want to do well at it.” – he explained.
Eduardo’s eleven-time Formula One Grand Prix winner Rubens added: “He is really talented in karts and I am sure he will do great in formula cars as well.”
Rubens Barrichello is the most experienced F1 driver of all time. When he left the sport at the end of 2011 he had started 322 races. During his time with the Maranello team, the Brazilian took the chance to win several races, before leaving Ferrari in 2006, when he signed to drive for Honda (previously BAR) alongside Jenson Button.