The Williams team has confirmed that Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg will drive for the team next year, bringing a mix of experience and new talent to the outfit.
It’s all change at Williams, which will also be reverting to Cosworth engines after making use of Toyota power for the last three seasons. With Barrichello making the switch from Brawn and German test driver Hülkenberg jumping up from GP2 after claiming the title this season, today’s news signals the first all-new Williams driver line-up for five years.
"Rubens needs no introduction," said team owner Sir Frank Williams. "He is not only the most experienced driver in Formula One, but a passionate and talented driver who fought hard for the Drivers’ Championship this year.
"Nico Hülkenberg won the GP2 Championship this season as a rookie and has previously won the F3 Euroseries, Masters of Formula 3, A1GP and Formula BMW Germany."
Will this be the catalyst to push the team into winning ways after so long in the wilderness?