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Harking back to a former age

Ross Brawn's takeover of the former Honda team sets up an intriguing scenario. Having an engineer in charge of a team harks back to a former age, a time when Bruce McLaren ran McLaren and Jack Brabham/Ron Tauranac were in charge at Brabham.

It could be great. In one fell swoop many of the limitations of the previous big-budget outfit have dissolved. There is no longer the nightmare of having to coordinate the team base with a parent company over-eager to get involved but without a full understanding of the problems.

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