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Barrichello bids Ferrari farewell 20 Oct 2005

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Turkish Grand Prix, Preparations, Istanbul Park, Turkey, 18 August 2005

Rubens Barrichello will get his last official outing in a Ferrari single-seater this weekend when he takes part in the company’s traditional end-of-season World Finals event at Mugello in Italy.

Barrichello will pair up with his team mate of six years, Michael Schumacher, for one last time as the duo perform the highlight of the event's on-track activities, a dual demonstration run on Sunday in a pair of this year’s Ferrari F2005s.

This, however, will not be the only Formula One action on offer. Completing the weekend’s busy programme will be a display of the single-seaters prepared by Ferrari’s F1 Clienti department, including the 1953 ex-Alberto Ascari 500 F2, the 1975 ex-Niki Lauda 312T, the 1979 ex-Gilles Villeneuve 312 T4, the 1991 ex Alain Prost F1-91 and the ex Schumacher F2001.

Next week Barrichello is planning a special, more personal, farewell at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit. "I am bringing all my family to take them out in the three-seater F1 car,” explained the Brazilian. “That will be my bye bye to Ferrari."

Barrichello joined Ferrari in 2000 and went on to take nine race wins with the Italian team. He moves to BAR next season to partner Jenson Button.