Rubens Barrichello marks 300th Grand Prix start (Belgian GP Thursday pictures)

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Rubens Barrichello, Spa-Francorchamps, 2010

Williams honoured Rubens Barrichello today as the Brazilian driver prepares to start his 300th Grand Prix this weekend. He is the first driver to achieve a triple century of Grand Prix starts.

Barrichello was given a special medal by Bernie Ecclestone and a commemorative bike from his team – and burst into tears after they showed a video commemorating his career to date.

See below for pictures of Barrichello’s celebrations and more from today at Spa.

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53 comments on Rubens Barrichello marks 300th Grand Prix start (Belgian GP Thursday pictures)

  1. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 27th August 2010, 3:43

    Congratulation to him for this great achievement.

  2. Rob R. said on 27th August 2010, 5:09

    We love you Blub-ens.

  3. Bleu said on 27th August 2010, 7:23

    I count this as his 298th start (if he makes it). Belgium 1998 is a start for him, two races in 2002 are not.

    You can just ask Niki Lauda did he start 1976 German GP in his own opinion?

  4. Todfod said on 27th August 2010, 7:57

    Lol! The older you get, the more you nag. So do not expect Rubens to slow down anytime soon.

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th August 2010, 7:59

    According to Will Buxton, only one driver didn’t show up for Barrichello’s party last night. No prizes for guessing which…

    • Sakon? On the drive there he couldn’t get out of first. He’s still on his way now.

      Sorry, couldn’t resist! I do feel sorry for yamamoto as all he wants to do is drive but it’s just too easy.

      Schumi? The sad thing though is did anyone really expect him to show up?

  6. Bleu said on 27th August 2010, 8:07

    I came up with 132 drivers Barrichello has raced against in his F1 career. Three of them are no longer with us: Ratzenberger, Senna and Alboreto.

    So here they are. I put them into groups of ten. Order is done by two things: first race with Rubens and then grid position in that race.

    * Prost, Senna, M Schumacher, Hill, Alesi, Lehto, Patrese, Blundell, Andretti, Wendlinger
    * Alliot, Brundle, Fittipaldi, Berger, Zanardi, Herbert, Capelli, Comas, A Suzuki, Katayama
    * Warwick, de Cesaris, Barbazza, Alboreto, Badoer, Boutsen, Martini, Apicella, Lamy, Häkkinen
    * Naspetti, Irvine, T Suzuki, GOunon, Frentzen, Morbidelli, Verstappen, Panis, Bernard, Beretta
    * Gachot, Brabham, Larini, Ratzenberger, Belmondo, Coulthard, Mansell, Adams, Dalmas, Noda
    * Schiattarella, Lagorce, Salo, Inoue, Deletraz, Montermini, Moreno, Diniz, Boullion, Papis
    * Lavaggi, Tarquini, Magnussen, Villeneuve, Fisichella, Rosset, Marques, R Schumacher, Nakano, Trulli
    * Wurz, Fontana, Takagi, Tuero, de la Rosa, Zonta, Gene, Sarrazin, Heidfeld, Button
    * Mazzacane, Burti, Montoya, Räikkönen, Bernoldi, Alonso, Enge, Yoong, Massa, McNish
    * Webber, Sato, Davidson, da Matta, Firman, Pizzonia, Wilson, Kiesa, Baumgartner, Pantano
    * Bruni, Klien, Glock, Karthikeyan, Monteiro, Friesacher, Albers, Liuzzi, Doornbos, Rosberg
    * Speed, Ide, Montagny, Yamamoto, Kubica, Hamilton, Kovalainen, Sutil, Vettel, Winkelhock
    * Nakajima, Bourdais, Piquet, Buemi, Alguersuari, Grosjean, Kobayashi, Hülkenberg, Petrov, di Grassi
    * Senna, Chandhok

  7. 300th Grand Prix, 296th Grand Prix starts.its better by ALOT than i can do, but only 11 wins with almost 300 starts,races…WOW. Celebration too early, plus id think 100 race wins is more impressive. MS will soon do us that honour.

  8. ajokay said on 27th August 2010, 14:04

    That Jim Bamber card is absolutely brilliant!

  9. his_majesty said on 27th August 2010, 17:12

    I just want to thank Rubens for always being the class of the field. 2000 Hockenheim was the most entertaining GP I’ve ever seen. I hope to see many more!

  10. Horacio said on 28th August 2010, 19:45

    Top guy. And after all these years, he stills seems more motivated than many younger drivers.
    Well done, Rubinho!!!!!!

  11. braz502 said on 28th August 2010, 22:42

    Wow, what a great idea, to post this list. It takes me back, all the way to being 7 years old watching Piquet, Prost, Senna, Mansell, etc…

    Rubens deserves a huge congratulation on this day. Go Roo.

  12. I?ve not too long ago began a website, the facts you present on this site has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of one’s time & operate.

  13. Sutil.M said on 16th September 2010, 20:19

    I like these pictures

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