Friday, 28 December 2012 11:48
No DTM for Zanardi, Barrichello to Stock Car - Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi will not be racing in the German DTM touring car series in 2013.
The former Formula 1 driver recently tested a hand controlled BMW, sparking speculation the popular 46 year old Italian and Paralympian could return to full time motor racing.
"We did have a conversation about taking it seriously further on," Zanardi told the Telegraph, "but I decided it would be a little bit too much for me to be involved full time for the whole season next year.
"It would mean I wouldn't have time for things I'd enjoy, like cycling and fishing with my son, so I decided to wait for the next train," he added.
Meanwhile, Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has confirmed reports he is switching from the IndyCar Series to Brazil's premier Stock Car championship for 2013.
"After 20 plus years representing Brazil racing all over the world, it is time to come home," said the 40 year old.