Edourdo Barrichello is switching teams

Brazilian driver Eduardo Barrichello will race with DEForce Racing in the final two rounds of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship when the series resumes at Portland and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in September.

Barrichello, the son of former Formula One and NTT IndyCar Series driver Rubens Barrichello, will drive the No. 91 Ale and bib's sponsored machine alongside the team’s other drivers Manuel Sulaimon and Jak Crawford.

“We are very honored to have Eduardo onboard for the last two rounds of the USF2000 season,” DeForce Racing owners David Martinez and Ernesto Martinez said in a release. “Everyone on the team has always been a fan of Rubens (Barrichello) , and we are very humbled to have their family be a part of our program. Eduardo has shown great pace this year, and we are going to work hard to give him the best opportunity to challenge for podiums and to establish an ongoing relationship. We are happy to welcome Eduardo and the Barrichello family and are looking forward to getting started in Portland.”

Barrichello, who made 11 starts this season with Miller Vinatieri Motorsports, notched three top-10 finishes, including a season-best fifth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I’m really happy to have the opportunity to drive with DEForce for the last two race weekends of the USF2000 season,” the younger Barrichello said. “I want to thank Miller Vinatieri Motorsports for their support throughout the year. Now I’m looking forward to the new challenge ahead of me.”