'Difficult moment' leaves F1 without an Italian

Rubens Barrichello on Saturday said it is "sad" another established formula one veteran, Jarno Trulli, has lost his race seat.

After 19 consecutive seasons, Barrichello is poised to switch to Indycar in 2012, while Trulli - who made his debut in 1997 and is a Monaco grand prix winner - has lost his seat to Vitaly Petrov.