The 18-time grand prix winner, who began 322 races between 1993 and 2011, struck a late deal to hitch Scuderia Baldini alongside one other former F1 driver, Giancarlo Fisichella on the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
“It’s simply a tremendous feeling to be again driving a Ferrari and to be alongside my nice good friend Giancarlo Fisichella,” stated the Brazilian.
“Vallelunga was one of many first tracks I ever drove on, after I was 16 years-old, so I’m actually excited to be again.”
The duo started the weekend strongly by setting the quickest time in free apply earlier than topping the three-segment qualifying regardless of a spin for Barrichello in his session.
Fisichella began the two-hour race earlier than handing over to Barrichello for the second stint. The Ferrari was in command all through the race and, by the point Barrichello swapped with Fisichella for the ultimate stint, the victory was all however assured.
Since his retirement from F1 on the finish of 2011, Barrichello has solid a extremely profitable profession in Inventory Automobile Brasil, most notably profitable the title in 2014 on the wheel of a Chevrolet Sonic run by Full Time Motorsports.
He’s additionally contested the Daytona 24 Hours on three events, ending second with Wayne Taylor Racing in 2016.
Barrichello has made no secret of his ambitions so as to add to his endurance portfolio in future.
“I’ve been racing inventory vehicles in Brazil, some endurance with Porsches however I’ve a giant plan to race with my children in 24-hour races sooner or later,” Barrichello stated.
“So, who is aware of, I hope that may be in a Ferrari as nicely. We’re speaking about this.”
Barrichello’s eldest son Eduardo (20) at present races for Arden within the Method Regional European championship, whereas youngest son Fernando (17) is in his first season of Brazilian Method four.