Brawn GP's CEO Nick Fry is convinced Rubens Barrichello has already put the Spanish Grand Prix disappointment behind him and is already determined to win his first race of the season in Monaco.
Barrichello looked like the favorite to win the Barcelona race after taking the lead at the start, but the veteran Brazilian lost out to teammate Jenson Button, who switched from a tree- to a two-stop strategy to score his fourth win in five races.
The Brazilian driver admitted he was very disappointed with the result, which also triggered suggestions about the use of team orders, something Brawn has denied. But Fry reckons Barrichello has already moved on from the Spanish race.
"My experience of Rubens is that he will be very disappointed without a shadow of a doubt but give it 24 hours, he will be arriving in Monaco chipper and as determined to win," said Fry. "Someone doesn't do F1 for as long as he has without being really determined, and the next one will be really determined to win that one."
Barrichello said after the race that he saw no point in thinking about the disappointment.
"The race was finished half an hour ago and that's the way it went," he said. "There's no way I'm going to be crying here and saying I should have done this or that. It's in the best interests of myself to learn what went wrong today because I had the ability to win the race but I didn't and this is a full stop.
"Jenson is on a flyer and he's doing very well. I think this weekend was really good for me because I worked quite hard on all the setup and everything."