Oct.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) A familiar face will be missing in action when the F1 circus reconvenes in Austin next week.

Brazil’s TV Globo has confirmed that its commentary contract with pundit and popular former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has “concluded”.

The most experienced driver in F1 history, 42-year-old former Ferrari and Honda driver Barrichello has worked regularly for the Brazilian broadcaster since 2013, having contested his 326th race for Williams two years earlier.