The Brazilian veteran’s FW32 will be fitted with a host of updated parts, while the GP2 champion confirmed with Auto Motor und Sport that his car will run to the same specifications as it had at the last race in China.
"The engineers have been testing [the new parts] until the last minute in the wind tunnel," said the 22-year-old. "That’s why there is a shortage [of parts for me]."
However, Nico insists that there is no ill feeling towards the decision.
"We have quite clear rules: whoever has the more points, gets the new parts if there are not enough. That is absolutely fair.
"For me it’s even more of an incentive to drive as fast as Rubens," he added.
Barrichello’s revised FW32 will feature a new front wing (pictured) and floor.
[Original image via AUTOSPORT]