Brazilian Eduardo Barrichello, son of former F1 and IndyCar veteran Rubens Barrichello, will join Miller Vinatieri Motorsports to contest the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, partnering Jack William Miller as the team and both drivers make their Road to Indy debuts.
“We are very pleased to have Eduardo join the MVM family,” said team owner and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Jack Miller. “[The Barrichello] family bond is unmistakable. It rings true having my son [Jack William] as a second-generation driver, so I am confident Eduardo and the whole Barrichello family will fit perfectly into our operation.
“We will be running our first season in the USF2000 ranks, but we have put together an excellent and experienced crew and engineer, making a great platform for Eduardo as he begins his march up the Road to Indy ladder.”
Barrichello, who has raced karts since 2010, ran his first full open-wheel racing campaign in 2018, earning four top-10 finishes in 17 F4 U.S. Championship races for DC Autosport with Cape Motorsports.
“I am excited to join Miller Vinatieri Motorsports and the USF2000 program in 2019,” the 17-year-old Barrichello said. “The Road to Indy program is something that I have followed throughout karting, and to finally be able to take part in it is something special. The plan is to get lots of testing under my belt before the first race of the season, but I can tell you that I am already counting down the days to St. Pete.”
“I met Jack during the F4 season and we had an instant connection,” added Rubens Barrichello. “Jack has a love and passion for the sport, similar as I do, and combined that with the love for our kids, it made perfect sense. We are very excited to enter the USF2000 Series and Road to Indy program as it is the perfect next step for Eduardo and his racing career.”
In 2018 Miller Vinatieri Motorsports ran two cars in the F4 U.S. Championship for the younger Miller and Dylan Tavella.