Williams talks leave Barrichello in limbo
Williams co-owner Toto Wolff has confirmed that as well as negotiations with Raikkonen on a return to F1, they also have other drivers in the pipeline. "There is another aggressive option with the boy Jules Bianchi, and Valtteri Bottas is worthy of consideration at least for Friday's practice." The team have scored only five points this season, with Barrichello managing only two top-ten finishes.
10 November 2011 - Source
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE Nigel Mansell
Given Rubens may be forced into retirement, this has led me to reflect that I was no stranger to retirement myself in my Formula One career. I first decided to retire after a disappointing British GP in front of my adoring home fans, when it later transpired that my mechanics had acted in poor faith and without my knowledge to swap my chassis with that of my teammate Alain Prost. Having been persuaded out of retirement by an offer to drive for veteran team owner Frank Williams, I enjoyed a second wind in my career, culminating in a glorious 1992 season, with a record 9 wins in one season, subsequently surpassed by Michael Schumacher, as well as 14 poles, which is still a record. I then retired a second time when it transpired that Williams had acted in poor faith and without my knowledge to sign Alain Prost for 1993, only to be lured by the thrill of Indycar racng, becoming the only driver to concurrently be F1 and Indycar champion. I then retired from Indycar, returning to F1 for a final win for Williams in the 1994 Australian GP, before an ill-fated stint with McLaren, which led me to retire for the third, and as it transpired, final time.