Dodgy Business: Why Brawn is a wise owl

Dodgy Business: Why Brawn is a wise owl

Now Ross Brawn has emerged as the man who will lead the former Honda team, Tony Dodgins explains why this is good news all around, not least for the man himself

Brawn Grand Prix is very good news, not least for Rubens Barrichello. Just when everyone assumed that if the team did survive it would be bringing Bruno Senna into Formula One alongside Jenson Button, there's Rubens keeping his seat.

At the end of 2008 it didn't look likely. The word was that with KERS around the corner the drivers had been told to lose as much weight as feasible without compromising endurance, starting from last year's summer break. Rubens apparently hadn't managed to do that and a bit of a dim view was taken in some quarters. By season's end Rubens was saying that he'd do all he could to retain his place in F1, that he was as motivated as ever.

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