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A Special Birthday

March 6, 2010

Today is a very special day that I fear may have gone unnoticed in the busy world that is the Formula 1 circus warming up for the first race of the season.

While today is the last weekend of the off season, the 6th March is important for a different reason. For a year ago today was the day that official confirmation reached us that Ross Brawn had bought out Honda and the bunch from Brackley were safe for another year. It marked the start of the Brawn GP era for Brackley, something that will line the pages of F1 history books for years to come.

© Lou Johnson

Following the announcement, Jenson took the BrawnGP001 out for it’s first shake down and his verdict seemed positive. Little did we know the delights the team would bring us. I’m sure I wasn’t the only emotional fan that watched the final moments of Australian qualifying or race with pride and happiness for every member of the rescued team.

You all know the story, you know the figures, you can’t deny 2009 was an incredible year and Brawn GP an unforgettable team.

Happy Brawn GP Day everyone!


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Lukeh permalink
    March 6, 2010 00:59

    Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!! Ahh Brawn GP… You should never be forgotten 🙂 happy birthday dream team!

    • March 6, 2010 13:12

      hehehe did you forget like everyone else? 😛

      • March 6, 2010 17:34

        You may have reminded me with this post… *hides*

  2. March 6, 2010 15:11

    Happy birthday to what, statistically speaking, is and probably always be the most successful F1 team of all time. That also made millions feel good about F1 again 🙂

  3. March 7, 2010 00:18

    Lou…this is an excellent post. I can’t believe I missed the day!

    Can I borrow it for the next issue of the F1WE. Would make a lovely ‘Light’ feature. Obviously I’ll credit you and your Twitter feed….


    • March 7, 2010 00:22

      Thank you, of course you can 🙂 although tbh i’d rather you linked to my flickr page if that’s okay?

      • March 7, 2010 00:27


        Thank you.

      • March 7, 2010 00:30

        Ooo…you have some wonderful pics there too…is it ok if I dot a few around the page to complement your words please?

      • March 7, 2010 00:34

        Of course! 🙂

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