MPH: Mark Hughes on...

Why have Brawn and Red Bull emerged as the title battlers of 2009? Could it be that they each employ a technical titan?

So at this stage of the season, the question is being begged: how come the championship seems to be being dominated by two little teams while the world champion driver's team and the world champion constructors are nowhere? There are all sorts of reasons being proposed:

1. That the two title battlers from last year were so caught up in their battle they forgot about this year. Probably rubbish - they have way too many resources for that to have been an issue. They have separate teams of designers/aerodynamicists working on the following year's car that don't need to think about racing this one.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just