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AUGUST 16, 2005

BAR announces Barrichello for 2006

BAR-Honda has officially announced a multi year deal to sign Rubens Barrichello from 2006. The details of the deal were not officially released, but it is believed he will be with the team through the 2007 season.

Rubens Barrichello has always been looked at as the second driver at Ferrari and is now excited for an opportunity to shine with BAR, "I am very excited to confirm that I will be joining BAR Honda in 2006. I wish to thank everyone at Ferrari for six fantastic years. I have won many races with them and I am proud to have helped the team, to date, to win five Constructors' World Championships. However my target remains winning the Drivers' title and to achieve that I felt that I needed a renewed motivation. I have been watching BAR Honda's progress for some time and have been struck by the spirit and determination of a team that has all the right ingredients to win races and go on to win World Championships. I can't think of anything more exciting than working with the team and Honda to achieve our shared ambitions together. Obviously I have a job to do at Ferrari until the end of the season, but I am very happy about the fantastic times that I know still lie ahead."