Rubens Barrichello will test an IndyCar at Sebring next week as he evaluates his options for life after F1.
The Brazilian was ousted from his Williams drive by countryman Bruno Senna this month, effectively calling time on his two decade spell in the sport.
However he has been vocal about his desire to continue competing – quoting Ayrton Senna last week by commenting “racing is in my blood” – and is now set to try out the new Chevrolet-powered DW12 for IndyCar front-runners KV. The Jimmy Vasser-owned team currently run Barrichello’s close friend and countryman Tony Kanaan and last year fielded F1 refugee Takuma Sato.
It is unclear whether Barrichello would contest a full campaign should a deal be done, taking in the four oval races currently on the schedule, or just attempt the series’ road and street circuit events. Should he attempt to qualify for the series blue riband Indianapolis 500 he will join fellow F1 oldboys Sato, Jean Alesi and Sebastien Bourdais in tackling the iconic 2.5 mile oval.