a great name indeed. the one who engineered benetton and ferrari to success. his brilliance coupled with schumi’s skills proves all. together they’ve conquered the Formula 1 Grand Prix for a number of times. after quitting ferrari in 2006 i never thought that he’d be back in this sport again. i didn’t even realize when he actually came back the season after and join Honda. but i wasn’t following 2007 and 2008 season that closely. didn’t see the excitement like schumi brought to this sport before. this season starts yesterday. it was a great race. and ross brawn is now the team principal of Brawn GP. a team formed after honda decided to quit F1. using the chasis left by honda, brawn added a mercedes engine to the car. they started superbly in australia with a one-two finish. malaysia awaits their magic again..
here’s the letter by ross brawn himself:
We have worked incredibly hard for the victory in Melbourne and to see the dedication, commitment and sheer hard work come to fruition with Jenson and Rubens bringing home a one-two finish for Brawn GP at the first race of the season was immensely rewarding. After everything that our team has been through over the past four months, it was quite simply a sensational result.
It is just the beginning for us and it wasn’t a perfect race by any means so we will learn and continue to improve. We have to keep developing the car throughout the season if we want to challenge for further wins and the championship.
I would like to express our sincere thanks to Norbert Haug and Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines who have been so supportive over the past few months and have worked closely with the team to ensure we were in a position to go racing this year. Thanks also to Virgin, Henri Lloyd and all our team partners for having the vision to see what the team could do and wanting to be a part of it. It’s difficult to put into words what this win means to our team but I’m sure that I speak for every single one of them, here at the track and back at the factory in Brackley, when I say it was a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for eveyones support.