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Brawn GP

Short NameBrawn
Long NameBrawn GP Formula One Team
BaseBrackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
FoundersRoss Brawn
StaffRoss Brawn
Nick Fry
Loïc Bigois
Jörg Zander
DriversGB Jenson Button
BR Rubens Barrichello
EnginesMercedes-Benz FO 108W
Debut2009 Australian Grand Prix
Races17
Cons Champ1 (2009)
Drivers Champ1 (2009)
Wins8
Podiums15
Poles5
Fastest Laps4
Last Race2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Brawn GP Formula One Team, the trading name of Brawn GP Limited, was a Formula One motor racing team and constructor, created by a management buyout of Honda Racing F1 Team. It only competed in the 2009 Formula One World Championship, with drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. The team clinched that year's constructors' championship, and Button took the drivers' title. For 2010, the team again changed identity, becoming Mercedes GP.

On its racing debut, the season-opening 2009 Australian Grand Prix, the team took pole position and 2nd place in qualifying and went on to finish first and second in the race. Button won six of the first seven races of the season and on 18 October at the Brazilian Grand Prix, he secured the 2009 Drivers' Championship and the team won the Constructors' Championship. Barrichello won twice and finished third in the Drivers' Championship. The team won eight of the season's seventeen races, and by winning both titles in its only year of competition became the first to achieve a 100% championship success rate.

On 16 November 2009 it was confirmed that the team's engine supplier, Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with Aabar Investments had purchased a 75.1% stake in Brawn GP (Mercedes: 45.1%; Aabar: 30%), which was re-named Mercedes GP for the 2010 season.


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