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02/02/11
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Barrichello: Driving not enjoyable with new rear wings  Rubens Barrichello has hit out at the workload drivers are forced to cope with as KERS and adjustable rear wings – two components which can only be operated manually by the driver, via his steering wheel – are both present in Formula 1 this year.

Driving the brand-new Williams FW33 in Valencia on Tuesday but with an interim livery, Barrichello was pleased with his general performance but was noticeably vocal when expressing his opinions over the new features.

It was positive today,” he began to explain to GPUpdate.net. “The only negative is that we cannot just concentrate on driving, there’s too many buttons. There’s just far too many things to do, it’s just not enjoyable.

“You’re pressing it, changing a gear, pressing it again, changing a gear, then the engineer comes on (the pit radio) and says, ‘Could you press it a little bit earlier?’…

“I hope it improves the show by 100 percent because, if it doesn’t, it’s just not making any sense.”

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