I just saw a tweet from Indy Car Champion Dario Franchitti, actually he re-tweeteda user “@MontrealPR” which said that Formula One’s eldest driver Rubens Barrichello AKA “The Brazilian Kelsey Grammer” will be testing Indy Car’s new DW12 chassis at Sebring next week. A little digging found that the @MontrealPR account belongs to a PR professional named Stuart Morrison who seems to have a watch company as his main client. That does not make his account un-credible but it is not exactly straight from Rubens’ mouth either. However, what gives his claim a little more juice is the fact that Dario Franchitti re-tweeted him. That means the champ not only follows this guy on twitter but knows him well enough to re-tweet him (see the tweet in the thumbnail below).
Still, with no official confirmation of this I can still only chalk this up as rumor at this time but I am hoping that it is true! While it would be sad to see Rubens leave Formula One it would be awesome to see him in Indy Car instead of hanging up his nomex for good.
[Source: Dario Franchitti’s twitter]