Since retiring from F1 Rubens Barrichello has raced in IndyCar, the Brazilian Stock Car championship, and the Daytona 24 hours, where he finished 2nd earlier this year. He clearly still loves his motorsport as next year he will make his debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours, racing in the LMP2 class for the Racing Team Nederland squad. He’ll share the driving duties with team owner Frits van Eerd and another ex-F1 driver, Jan Lammers.
Unlike Barrichello Lammers has plenty of Le Mans experience – his first race there was in a Porsche 956 in 1983 and he won the race outright for Jaguar in 1988, and last raced at La Sarthe in 2011. To gain experience for the event the team will also be racing in next years European Le Mans Series.
It’ll make for a pretty ‘mature’ team – Barrichello will be 45 by the time of the race and Lammers will have just turned 61, and will surely be one of the oldest driver line-ups in the field.