How Brawn became Mercedes

How Brawn became Mercedes

At Interlagos 10 years ago, Jenson Button and Brawn sealed their extraordinary 2009 titles. But the wheels were already well in motion for the team's transformation into the Mercedes squad that dominates today, as Ross Brawn recounts

Following a winter of uncertainty the rebranding of the former Honda works Formula 1 team as Brawn GP was officially announced on March 5 2009.

Just 22 days later Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello finished 1-2 in Melbourne - the car's controversial double diffuser had been given the green light by the FIA, and rivals were left struggling to catch up.

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