Formula One: Comeback for a veteran
Rubens Barrichello was temporarily unemployed last winter when his previous employer, Honda, withdrew from Formula One racing. After Ross Brawn rescued the team from oblivion, he found himself back in a job and driving the best car on the track. However, it was his team-mate Jenson Button who was notching up all the victories for the team, and Barrichello had to grin and bear it as the podium celebrations took place. Then came his somewhat surprising win in the European Grand Prix in Valencia. Barrichello posted his tenth career victory after a five-year drought of 85 winless Grand Prix races. The Brazilian is now second in the 2009 drivers' standings, 22 points behind his team-mate. After this victory, Barrichello's title aspirations are starting to look feasible.