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20Rubens Barrichello shifting from F1 to Indy

Rubens Barrichello may be down, but he most definitely is not out.

20Rubens Barrichello next F1 driver to follow Lotus to Indy?

There once was a time when Indy was considered not just a stepping stone to F1, but a viable alternative. Those were the days when proven grand prix drivers looking for a new challenge – drivers like like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill and Mario Andretti – could take to America's fastest ovals and obtain glory on par with Europe's finest circuits. Those days may seem long behind us, but they could be coming back around.

12Williams keeps Barrichello, dumps Hulkenberg as 2011 grid fills up

How the mighty have fallen. The saying could apply to none better than it does to Williams, the F1 team that was once at the pinnacle of grand prix racing but has long since fallen to the bottom. One driver managed to bring them back to the top this season – if only briefly – but the team has elected to let him go for next season.

232009 Spanish Grand Prix: How the Mighty Have Fallen [SPOILER ALERT]

2009 Chinese Grand Prix - Click above for a high-res image gallery

8Space Cadet: Niki Lauda training to be an astronaut with Virgin Galactic?!

From left to right: Rubens Barrichello, Sir Richard Branson, Niki Lauda

11Officially Official: Honda sells F1 team to Ross Brawn, Brawn GP launched

It's official: Honda has turned over their Formula 1 team to former Team Principal Ross Brawn. Although the terms of the transaction haven't been disclosed, Brawn picks up the whole operation in the sale. While there were suggestions the new team might be named Brackley after the team's HQ locale, it will be eponymously named Brawn GP. Considering the cars feature McLaren-Mercedes powerplants, we weren't surprised when we didn't see the word "Honda" in the name.

1Honda Racing F1 team offsets their Australian Formula One Grand Prix CO2

Click the photo for a high-res gallery of the 2007 Honda F1 car

7Honda Racing F1 unveils '07 rides

High-res gallery of pics available by clicking image above

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