Brawn: Battling with the elements

Brawn: Battling with the elements

Brawn GP may have been on the back foot at Silverstone for Jenson Button's home race, but as Adam Cooper explains, it's not just track temperature that will influence how hot the title fight gets as the season goes on.

At Silverstone Rubens Barrichello finally did what he's been threatening to do all season – he beat his Brawn GP team-mate Jenson Button in both qualifying and the race.

It was an impressive performance, and the fact that it came in front of Button's home crowd made it even sweeter. But there was one major downside for the Brazilian veteran. Having waited all year to trounce Jenson, he did it on a day when the BGP001 was the second best car in the field.

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