SAO PAULO, Brazil — Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello and Indy Racing League’s Tony Kanaan led their team to victory Sunday in the Granja Viana 500 kart race in Brazil.
The winning Barrichello Racing team, which also included former F1 driver Luciano Burti, needed nearly 11 hours to complete the 500-mile event at the Granja Viana track in South America’s biggest city.
The Massa Blausiegel team with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, runner-up to McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in this year’s F1 season, finished third after enduring mechanical problems early in the race, which started on Saturday.
A team of local drivers was second.
The Oi Piquet Sports team with Renault’s Nelson Piquet Jr. crossed the line in third place but was later disqualified because the kart was underweight.
It was Barrichello’s record eighth victory at the Granja Viana 500. The Brazilian drove for Honda in F1 this season, but is yet to secure a ride for next year.