Rookie drivers stole some of the spotlight in qualifying for today’s 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix
The scene: the Albert Park F1 paddock, mid-evening on Saturday. Rubens Barrichello, veteran of 323 Grand Prix starts, winner of 11 of them for Ferrari and now expert TV commentator, is talking to a fresh-faced youngster in the McLaren hospitality area.
Did Kevin Magnussen call him ‘Uncle Rubens’? He might have – Barrichello was Jan Magnussen’s teammate when they were both in the early days of their own F1 careers at Stewart back in 1997.