The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year.
Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing:
There?óÔé¼Ôäós an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken two names:
BRAWNRACING.COM and BRAWNRACING.CO.UK
Here, the data concerning the domain register:
Registrant: Caroline McGrory
28 The Hall Close
Domain name: brawnracing.com
Created on: 2009-02-25
Expires on: 2011-02-25
Is this the new identity of the team formerly known as Honda? Or someone taking a punt on what the team will be called, and pre-emptively registering the domain name in the hope of making some quick cash? Answers in the comments…
67 comments on “Brawn Racing? Surely not…”
28th February 2009, 11:12
I thought Cybersquatting has been outlawed?
Hopefully we’ll know for sure soon enough, there’s too many names and monikers to keep with!
28th February 2009, 11:17
I looked at the latest info available on Honda GP Holdings Ltd, and Ms Caroline McGrory is indeed the company secretary (and therefore a registered director) for Honda GP and a few other companies connected to Honda such as Advantage CFD Ltd and Application Electronics Ltd.
She has also been a director for Honda GP Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honda GP Holdings Ltd….
Looks like you may be right!!!
28th February 2009, 11:18
I’ve read previously that it was going to be called “Brackely F1”.
No offence to either Brawn Racing or Brackley F1 but neither really conjours up much excitement in me…keep trying!
28th February 2009, 11:23
Either Brawn Racing or Brackley F1 suits me. Not the most provocative of names, but neither was Tyrrell or Williams when they first started out.
28th February 2009, 12:22
“Either Brawn Racing or Brackley F1 suits me. Not the most provocative of names, but neither was Tyrrell or Williams when they first started out.”
Fair point, well made.
28th February 2009, 12:37
I still think the best option (if you want something emotive) would be giving a nod to the factory’s roots and calling the team Tyrrell.
Perhaps in this climate having a team name with a bit of prestige and heritage would help grease the wheels with potential sponsors?
Seems unlikely though, so given the choice of Brawn and Brackley, I’d say the latter sounds better.
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28th February 2009, 12:38
I don’t like either name. Surely they can come up with something a bit more exciting than BRAWN RACING
28th February 2009, 14:46
1st March 2009, 14:39
Brains over Brawns racing?
28th February 2009, 12:43
I’d say this sound like a risky but I suppose confident strategy by Ross and hopefully it works out well…
3rd March 2009, 15:27
Reuters reports Honda near F1 deal http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=99633&videoChannel=5
28th February 2009, 12:59
I’m not too keen on Brawn Racing either. It just seems a bit un-imaginitive.
Maybe they should run a competition to come up with a better name? Same for the colour schemes? Use the money from text voting to put fuel in the cars…
28th February 2009, 13:33
Look at this..
looked up Louise and her facebook network is the Virgin Group..
28th February 2009, 14:06
Now they just need some sponsors…
Brains brewery, sponsors of last year’s Grand Slam winning rugby team?
or Braun shavers:
28th February 2009, 14:30
It’s only right that they return to Tyrrell. I only started watching f1 in 1997 during the final 2 years of this iconic name but i would love to see the Tyrrell name revived. I think many f1 fans who remember the old days and recognise the history of the team will support this idea. It would be good with potential sponsors backing the return of an icon with Ross Brawn in charge. Maybe in a few years they could return to the glory years when Jackie was winning with them. Who wouldn’t want that (other than Bernie + max of course).
28th February 2009, 14:39
All I think of when I hear that name is Shaving LOL. Frankly I don’t care what their called as long as my team survives :D
28th February 2009, 18:31
Well, they’ll have to revive the Tyrrell name quickly, otherwise the only real association most of us will have with that name in future will be the crisps. ;)
28th February 2009, 15:22
Haha, I just wrote on another site that I think names like Force India and USF1 are lame and how I think Mallya should have, in classic fashion, called the team Mallya. So I’d be happy with Brawn Racing. People have short memories and I think the name Ross Brawn currently has way more prestige than Tyrrell. Plus I assume someone owns the rights to the Tyrrell brand and it may not be that simple. Although to be fair, registering domains is one of the first things you do when setting up new brands. The fact that Virgin Racing AND Brawn Racing both have been registered really says it all. We still don’t have a clue.
28th February 2009, 15:26
@Pete Walker, the now ‘Honda’ team in truth had very little to do with Tyrrell. BAR bought the team more or less just for its entry into F1.
Tyrrell was based in Ockham, made their own cars, Ford engines etc. BAR was based in Brackley, cars made by Reynard, engines were Supertech.
BAR bought out the company Tyrrell and therefore it’s F1 entry, but that was about it. In reality, almost totally different entities.
28th February 2009, 16:18
Ah, my mistake, I thought BAR took over the manufacturing facilities as well as the entry. Cheers for clearing that up. :)
I suppose in essence then the link with Tyrrell is really quite tenuous, but I still think it beats Brawn.
Maybe if they pull through at this late stage of the game ‘Phoenix’ might be a suitable name. :)
28th February 2009, 17:17
Pheonix F1. I Like it! Good name.
28th February 2009, 15:35
TBA Racing sounds good to me :) That’s what it’s called in my head anyway.
28th February 2009, 16:12
I quite liked the suggestion of someone on another forum of EuroBrawn, a nice pastiche of EuroBrun :-D
28th February 2009, 16:56
I think youÂ´re right:
BRAWN SPORT, could be the name!
28th February 2009, 17:20
Oh dear, I wouldn’t want to have BS written all over the team!
28th February 2009, 17:42
lol…At least this team is not THAT red team, so we can allow some bias towards them.
1st March 2009, 21:19
Loki you are a crack up!
28th February 2009, 17:28
LOL the domain squatters are about, somebody has bought http://www.brawnsport.co.uk and .com
formula 1 fan
28th February 2009, 17:51
the name brawn racing reminds me fo the old saying – no brains all brawn
28th February 2009, 18:06
I prefer just ‘Brawn’… rather like McLaren or Ferrari: for example:
“Look look under the bridge there….that’s one of the Brawns!”
28th February 2009, 18:11
What about “Brawn Again”?
4th March 2009, 11:24
I like it, reminds me of an ABBA tribute band I saw once called Bjorn Again.
And their theme song could be Take a Chance on me. They could play it at meetings with potential sponsors. Or maybe Money Money Money – although that’s really Bernie’s theme song…
28th February 2009, 18:26
I would love it if Ross Brawn can carry this through.. Maybe get Micheal back for a couple of seasons Yipppeee
8th January 2010, 4:43
well well well…
28th February 2009, 18:40
As my wife’s English granny was fond of saying, “Call me anything but late for supper.” Call the old Honda whatever they want, but get it on the grid!
Great news, really.
28th February 2009, 18:43
Adam Cooper, who wrote the article about BRAWN SPORT, wrote this at his column:
28th February 2009, 19:14
I think they should call it Forti F1 as a nod to the old days of teams with no cash and a snowball in haides chance of surviving more than a season and a half.
I sincerely hope that Ross has sorted the financial backing for the behemoth that it is. Super Aguri could trounce Honda with less than half the staff and almost no money. I have my doubts if Ross can really the team around.
Oh, to whoever buys the team, please sack Nick Fry!!
3rd March 2009, 14:25
i support your view, get rid of the FRY
28th February 2009, 19:40
Well, it’s not the worst name in the world, but I don’t think Ross Brawn would be vain enough the plaster is own name on the ‘team’.
28th February 2009, 20:00
Brawn racing sounds a lot better and relates to F1 in a way, however to respect prestige tyrell would be great to hear in f1 again. I just hope he has the financial backing and if it is successful this buyout he sacks nick fry.
28th February 2009, 20:26
I donâ€™t think Ross Brawn would be vain enough the plaster is own name on the â€˜teamâ€™.
Nick Fry might be though.
28th February 2009, 20:27
Be positive guys it could have Fry F1sh.
28th February 2009, 21:09
I actually like the name! Go Ross Brawn!
28th February 2009, 23:35
How about Ross Racing ?
1st March 2009, 0:59
Well, we’ve already got a RBR, and a B/S (as you all know):)
I think Brackley Racing or Brackley F1 would’ve been good, but as long as it’s on the grid in Oz, I don’t really care.
1st March 2009, 7:39
brackley f1 is good for me, has a ring.
1st March 2009, 7:42
Is it only me who has reservations about Ross Brawn with the Honda team?
I can’t stand the cheat….
To me he cheated to help Schumacher when he was at Benneton and then again when he was at Ferrari. Don’t ask me to name all the times it happened as there were too many to go into. I didn’t like the fact he was taken on at Honda in the first place. And i do not think he will make a race winning or championship winning team.
Though i do wish honda could be on the grid in 2009 and do well.
I do not like Nick Fry either, and i think he has done the most to scupper Honda’s chances since David Richards left the team. It was just getting on it’s feet at the time and since Nick fry took over it has nose dived big time.
To me The team formally known as Honda need someone who can lead the team to a winning way without breaking the rules or getting around them at every opportunity.
1st March 2009, 13:06
Every single team that has ever won in F1 have bent the rules at every available opportunity.
Colin Chapman was probably the expert at bending the rules with such examples as him claiming that corrugated cardboard was a suitable material to use for the fireproof dash board.
Ferrari cheat, McLaren cheat, Williams cheat, they all cheat.
Claiming Ross Brawn is any worse than anyone else on the grid is a bit biased (in my opinion), most fans have no problem with their team doing it yet still get outraged when the others do it.
Everything is legal until you’re caught, that’s always been the way in F1 and probably always will be.
1st March 2009, 10:11
Okay so Brawn Sport is looking like the frontrunner for the name of the new team, what about the title sponsor?
Someone over on the 606 message boards suggested a global brand that’s never been in F1 and that the team would have a largely blue livery…
Well, it got me thinking and Pepsi aren’t adverse to spending large amounts on endorsements…came up with a mock-up of what the car could look like if this was the case over on my F1ParkingSpace blog…
1st March 2009, 18:11
Pepsi have sponsored Jordan in the past
1st March 2009, 12:03
Sounds fine to me. Ferrari is hardly a cutting edge super imaginitve team name. I mean, it’s Ferrari’s racing team, so they called it Ferrari.
Also, Team Vodafone McLaren Mercede’s is hardly something to be amazed by either.
Call it Team Brawn, Honda, or even Blah Blah McGee for all I care, so long as the team makes it to the grid.
3rd March 2009, 14:28
YES, i agree, if they have a race team left. Not happy bunnies at the moment
2nd March 2009, 0:43
So, if everything goes in place, as it should,
the full name of the team would be Brawn Sport Mercedes? Or Virgin Brawn Sport Mercedes perhaps?
I like the ring of Brawn Sport Mercedes…BSM!
2nd March 2009, 8:46
you’ll probably find since brawn has bought into the new f1 team, he has not done so personally, he would have setup a holding company for personal security and tax reasons, probably called brawn racing, and a part of that is securing the domains for future use.
2nd March 2009, 11:14
Having read through all the posts here Brawn Racing is starting to grow on me. Unless someone else is involved who we don’t know about I can’t think of anything better.
2nd March 2009, 12:06
Check out what someone’s done to http://www.brackleyf1.com – me thinks they’re hoping to get some Google Adsense money!!
2nd March 2009, 18:36
There is a NASCAR team called Braun Racing http://www.braunracing.com/ only one letter different!
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
3rd March 2009, 12:42
Grandprix.com reckon it will be Brawn Racing: http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns21219.html
3rd March 2009, 13:19
How about calling it Brains Over…
3rd March 2009, 13:42
who cares what they call it, they will be lucky even to have a race team the way things are going. No one wants to stay.
4th March 2009, 2:16
Why not be really cheeky and call it Super Aguri?
5th March 2009, 15:54
So when Jenson and eventual team mate overtake a backmarker simultaneously, they’ll be able to call it a Brawn sandwich…
6th March 2009, 1:59
Is there any particular reason why Brawn GP’s headquarters are in the middle of a field….
6th March 2009, 13:08
WELL DONE ROSS
with merc power i think you will do well.
6th March 2009, 14:15
fantastic outcome now perhaps the team can realise their true potential
9th March 2009, 0:12
I am a big fan of Ross Brawn and Jenson Button.Jenson is a brilliant driver and Brawn a fine engineer.Who gives toss about the name.Everyone at Brawn GP should be applauded for making sure we have not lost you all out of F1.I wish you all the success in the world.
23rd March 2009, 9:58
as my name is Brackley!!
Brackley F1 sounds kewl for a F1 team
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