Is Rubens Barrichello cursed? After retiring during the Brazilian Grand Prix with seven laps to go, he is starting to wonder about it himself. Well, is he?

Is Rubens Barrichello cursed? After retiring during the Brazilian Grand Prix with seven laps to go, he is starting to wonder about it himself.

It is the ninth year in a row that Barrichello has retired from his home race. In 2001, he retired with mechanical problems while leading the race.

"Destiny is against me. It's a shame, a shame, a shame," Barrichello said. "I'm so very sad, not only for me, but also for the entire Brazilian nation."

Barrichello said his goal was to win his home roace and he would not retire until he achieved it. "I feel an enormous disappointment but I am not losing hope. I will not stop racing until I win in Brazil," he said.

"I was sure that I was going to win. When I understood that something was wrong, I checked the electronic readout to find out what was happening but the car stopped in such a way that there was nothing to do about it. When I learned that it was because of a fuel problem, I was even more frustrated." said Barrichello.

Meanwhile, Renault driver Fernando Alonso has been released from hospital after his race-stopping accident at Interlagos on Sunday.

He climbed out of his vehicle, but collapsed at the side of the track and was taken to hospital. “Fernando's fine,” said Renault technical director Mike Gascoyne.

“He came out of hospital. He didn't have any real injuries, it was purely a precautionary measure. He just got banged about in the cockpit so his legs and ankles were bruised. He was more winded and a bit sore – as you'd expect when you hit something at 320 km/h. He'll be fine for the next race.”

Original article from Car