Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

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On the eve of the Australian Grand Prix it emerged Jenson Button had accepted a pay cut in the region of 12-15m to stay at Brawn GP following the withdrawal of Honda. Now, with a healthy lead in the world championship, he is tipped to sign a new multi-year deal with Brawn. Button looks set … Continue reading Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)

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With a great sense of timing the F1 world, torn apart by rows over how much the teams should be allowed to spend, heads to round six at Monaco – where conspicuous consumption is a way of life. Whatever F1 does to itself, the Monaco Grand Prix will hopefully always remain one of its great … Continue reading Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)

Renault and Ferrari cut gap to Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix analysis)

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Brawn may have scored a one-two in the Spanish Grand Prix but did the chasing pack reduce their advantage? F1 Fanatic guest writer James Bolton takes a look at the qualifying data. Many F1 teams brought upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix with the intention of closing the gap between themselves and champinoship leaders Brawn. … Continue reading Renault and Ferrari cut gap to Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix analysis)

Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

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Rubens Barrichello made an excellent start to take the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix from third on the grid. With more fuel on board than second-placed Jenson Button, and overtaking very difficult at the Circuit de Catalunya, he should have been very hard to beat. But a strange strategy call left Barrichello second behind … Continue reading Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

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Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated … Continue reading Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

Expect a Brawn resurgence at Bahrain (Bahrain Grand Prix preview)

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Four races in five weeks – the 2009 F1 season is off to a hectic start. Bahrain is the last of the opening series of ‘flyaway’ races and, after two rain-affected Grands Prix, we’re likely to see a much more normal race at the desert circuit. Can Red Bull repeat their form from Shanghai in … Continue reading Expect a Brawn resurgence at Bahrain (Bahrain Grand Prix preview)

FIA says Brawn, Williams and Toyota diffusers are legal – what happens next?

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Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota will be allowed to continue using their controversial ‘double decker’ diffusers after the FIA rejected an appeal against them by four other teams. The verdict was handed down at a meeting of the International Court of Appeal attended by the seven teams involved, plus McLaren. So which of the teams … Continue reading FIA says Brawn, Williams and Toyota diffusers are legal – what happens next?

F1 links: Brawn’s exhausts under scrutiny

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Brawn GP bodywork legality questioned "A small scandal is brewing about the legality of the winning Brawn GP cars at the Australian Grand Prix. It is claimed that the cars ran throughout the weekend with its exhaust pipes protruding from the bodywork by 10cm, which could be outside the regulations. The Brawn bodywork was changed … Continue reading F1 links: Brawn’s exhausts under scrutiny

Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season

2009 Australian Grand Prix

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After months of anticipation the first race of 2009 was a contest to savour and a result to remember. Jenson Button may have led every lap but Sebastian Vettel kept him honest throughout the race – before a controversial late clash with Robert Kubica. Rubens Barrichello completed Brawn GP’s joy by taking second place, while … Continue reading Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season

Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2

2009 Australian Grand Prix qualifying

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A few weeks ago we had never heard of Brawn GP. Now the team that rose from the dead has sensationally locked out the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. [retrompubrawn01]Jenson Button took pole position – his first for three years – from Rubens Barrichello. Sebastien Vettel claimed third on the … Continue reading Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2

Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

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The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified … Continue reading Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

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