In the round-up: Brawn GP documentary arrives Nov 15th • Fry to have minimal impact on ’24 Williams • F1 23 receives sports update
There’s no shortage of books on the new world champions – as well as the official Jenson Button book we have this offering from Christopher Hilton plus another from Alan Henry (not yet reviewed). This book (and the others) hit the shelves around the same time Brawn announced it was turning into Mercedes and Button … Continue reading “The Brawn Story” (Book review)
It seemed little more than a formality but the F1 Commission has approved the new Mercedes Grand Prix team’s request to change its name from Brawn. The FIA statement reads: The team will continue to receive payments based on its historical performance. This has been granted on a one-off exceptional basis due to Mercedes-Benz’s long-term … Continue reading Brawn-Mercedes name change confirmed
One year ago today, Honda announced it was putting its F1 team up for sale. In the 12 months since then their successors, Brawn, stunned us by not only surviving but by dominating the first half of the season and ultimately bringing home both world titles. It may have been called a ‘fairytale’ but there … Continue reading Brawn GP: One incredible year (Video)
Mercedes has announced it is taking over Brawn GP and rebranding it Mercedes Grand Prix for 2010.
F1 Fanatic reader Scott Joslin was in Brackley on Monday to join in the celebrations for Brawn GP’s world championship win. Here’s his report from the celebrations. A beaming Ross Brawn told the Brackley crowd this was the best moment of his F1 career. Certainly better than his first championship win with Benetton in 1994 … Continue reading Brackley celebrates Brawn win (Pictures)
When Jenson Button broke his Grand Prix victory duck at the Hungaroring three years ago one picture captured the moment: the wide-eyed stare beaming out out from inside his crash helmet. That famous photo had aits sequel yesterday as Button climbed from the cockpit of his BGP001 and tried to come to terms with the … Continue reading Button and Brawn celebrate (Pictures)
Brawn have won the 2009 F1 constructors’ championship. Heading into the penultimate race it was a virtual certainty they would beat Red Bull to the crown, as their rivals needed a pair of one-twos from the final race with Brawn not scoring. Although Mark Webber won the race for Red Bull, both Brawns came home … Continue reading Brawn win 2009 F1 constructors’ title
The Brawn cars are sporting several new sponsors’ logos this weekend as Brazilian companies seek to make the most out of Rubens Barrichello’s position in the championship showdown. Itaipava beer, Banco do Brasil, Mapfre and TNT all appear on the cars this weekend. But the clashing shades of yellow don’t do much for the car’s … Continue reading Brawn’s new sponsors in Brazil (pictures)
Nico Rosberg is under investigation from the stewards at Suzuka following the Japanese Grand Prix – and the outcome of the hearing could hand the constructors’ championship to Brawn. Brawn claim Rosberg drove too quickly when the safety car was deployed following Jaime Alguersuari’s crash. The lap time data from the race shows how Rosberg … Continue reading Stewards’ decision could give Brawn title (Update: No penalty for Rosberg)
Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: … Continue reading Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan
The drivers’ title won’t be decided in today’s Singapore Grand Prix but Brawn could claim the constructors’ title. Brawn lead Red Bull by 40.5 points going into today’s race. If they leave Singapore with an advantage of 54 points or more, the 2009 constructors’ championship is theirs. Here’s how Brawn can win it: Finish one-two … Continue reading How Brawn can win the constructors’ title in Singapore
While Renault hastily peeled off their ING and Mutua Madrilena stickers, a few garages up Brawn were applying fresh Canon decals to their BGP 001s.
Brawn has picked up another new sponsor, this one in time for next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. Canon, which famously sponsored the championship-winning Williams-Hondas of the 1980s, will have their logos on the side of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello’s BGP001s. Brawn previously announced beer brand Itaipava as a new sposor for the Brazilian Grand … Continue reading Canon returns to F1 with Brawn
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
Back in April, when Brawn were striding to victory wherever they showed up, I had a conversation with one of Mercedes’ product managers. Why, I asked, weren’t Mercedes rushing to get their logos on the BGP001s, as it looked like they were going to romp to the championship? He explained that because Brawn only had … Continue reading Mercedes to take 75% stake in Brawn – but what does that mean for McLaren?
As McLaren prepare to confirm details of their latest road car, their F1 engine supplier Mercedes is about to get into bed with a rival team. Production of the last McLaren-Mercedes road vehicle collaboration, the SLR, is coming to an end. Are Mercedes strengthening their ties with Brawn at the expense of their McLaren association? … Continue reading F1 links: Mercedes buy into Brawn
Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Giancarlo Fisichella on red alert for Ferrari Giancarlo Fisichella's manager Enrico Zanarini: “I repeat, nobody … Continue reading F1 links: Raikkonen tipped for Brawn move
Since the teams last did battle at the Hungaroring they’ve all had two week’s compulsory down-time. Before the break Jenson Button pointed out that the rules can’t prevent them from thinking about F1 – and his team is the one with the deepest thinking to do. Can they mount a resurgence and get his championship … Continue reading Brawn must hit back after three weak races (European Grand Prix preview)
The Hungarian Grand Prix was an odd race in every respect. We saw a massive shake-up of the competitive order with McLaren and Ferrari and Brawn – the team which dominated the first third of the championship – struggling even to score. If this sets a pattern for the rest of the year, we’re in … Continue reading McLaren jump to the front as Brawn struggle (Hungarian Grand Prix analysis)