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Ross Brawn's Time in F1

Ross Brawn’s Time in F1

Ross Brawn is a legendary figure in the world of Formula One racing. He has been a part of the sport for over four decades, working for some of the most successful teams and drivers in the history of the sport.

Brawn began his career in Formula One in the late 1970s, working as a mechanic for the Hesketh Racing team. He quickly moved up the ranks, becoming a chief mechanic for the Arrows team in the early 1980s. In this role, he played a key role in the development of the team’s cars, working closely with drivers such as Riccardo Patrese and Thierry Boutsen.

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In the late 1980s, Brawn joined the Benetton team as a technical director. He played a key role in the team’s success during the era of the turbocharged engines, helping drivers like Nelson Piquet and Michael Schumacher to win multiple races and championships.

In 1997, Brawn joined Ferrari as technical director, working alongside Schumacher. During his tenure at Ferrari, Brawn played a key role in the team’s domination of the sport, helping Schumacher to win five consecutive drivers’ championships between 2000 and 2004.

In 2007, Brawn joined Honda as the team principal, but the team’s performances were not as successful as he had hoped, and Honda announced their withdrawal from F1 at the end of 2008. Brawn then decided to buy the team and rebranded it as Brawn GP, leading the team to a surprise victory in the 2009 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.

In 2010, Mercedes took over the team, and Brawn remained as team principal, leading the team to a championship in 2014 with Lewis Hamilton, and another championship with Hamilton in 2015. He stepped down from his role as team principal in 2013, but stayed on as a senior executive until 2018.

Throughout his time in Formula One, Brawn has been known for his technical expertise and his ability to lead teams to success. He has also been a strong advocate for the use of technology and data analysis in the sport, helping to push the boundaries of what is possible on the track.

Ross Brawn’s time in Formula One has been incredibly successful and impactful. His contributions to the sport have helped to make it one of the most exciting and competitive sports in the world. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest minds in the sport’s history and his legacy will live on in the teams and drivers he has worked with.