Barrichello offers to help with Williams shakeup image

(Inautonews.com/GMM) Rubens Barrichello has offered to step up to the plate to help Williams turn around its faded fortunes.

Despite also threatening to walk away from the famous British marque at the end of 2011, the veteran Brazilian said he thinks he has something to offer at the team beyond his cockpit duties.

“I can recruit new people, looking in other teams,” Barrichello, 38 and the most experienced driver in formula one history, is quoted by Portuguese language Agencia Estado.

“I can do that. I am one of the ten faces who has been in the paddock the longest. I know some people and am talking to them,” he added.

Barrichello said Williams “needs a leader” to get back on track seven years after its last grand prix victory.

“There is still something missing. Sam (Michael) will give 100 per cent to the end of the year but we need a leader.

We need a leader,” he repeated. “At the moment it’s like we have too many but not enough. Many people are trying to say something, but it’s not the point in the end. They need to focus on what they are doing,” added Barrichello.