Oct.31 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello in Brazil said his formula one career has been put "on hold" by Honda so the Japanese team can test potential candidates for his 2009 seat.
At what could be the Brazilian veteran's last race in his record-setting career of more than 270 grands prix, the 36-year-old admitted he wants to return to the grid next year but has been told to wait."It is on hold as Honda wants to try some other people, test them in Barcelona," Barrichello told reporters at Interlagos, a circuit located near his childhood home.We reported earlier this month that Bruno Senna is expected to test for Honda in November, but Barrichello advises Honda against picking a rookie to replace him."If they want to win by next year they need someone who is very experienced with my qualities to do it. But I am hopeful."I am talking to other teams as well, so hopefully it will be fine," Barrichello said.He said he feels he deserves a better car, after switching from Ferrari at the end of 2005 and having to race the poor Honda single seaters of the past two years."I won't stop because I think I deserve better. If it wasn't for minor problems I think I would have more than 20 points with a car we can see is not good at all," he insisted.