Oct.24 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello insists he is not approaching next weekend's Brazilian grand prix as his farewell to the sport.
The Brazilian, who this year broke Riccardo Patrese's record to become the most experienced driver in F1 history, is yet to find out if he will be retained by Honda in 2009.But even though the 2008 season finale will be staged in his beloved home city Sao Paulo, the 36-year-old says he will not take the opportunity to mark possibly his last of nearly 270 grand prix starts."I'm not seeing it as my last race," Barrichello said. "It's just another Brazilian GP, one that is always fantastic because of the energy we get from the fans."He refuses to be drawn on his chances of returning for a seventeenth consecutive formula one season next year, amid rumours of possible talks with Toro Rosso."I won't be making my farewell race just yet. I don't have to think about that right now," Barrichello is quoted as saying by the Associated Press."I'll just try to have a good race, Interlagos will be packed with fans cheering for Felipe (Massa) and for me as well."