Disney has announced the premiere date of the new documentary series Brawn: The Impossible F1 Story, which will tell the story of the extraordinary 2009 season, when Ross Brawn saved the former Honda team from collapse and led it to the Constructors' World Championship. The BrawnGP team won eight of the 17 races of the 2009 season, with Jenson Button eventually winning his only World Drivers' Championship, and the team was then taken over by German Mercedes. The documentary series, which will be broadcast on November 15, will be hosted by the famous actor Keanu Reeves, known from films such as John Wick and The Matrix, and in addition to Button, the documentary will also feature Ross Brawn, Nick Fry, Rubens Barrichello, and the team's main rival, Christian Horner, and the creators of the series, of course, promise us never-before-seen footage from the background of one i
Ross Brawn wants to re-submit a plan to run six sprint races next season. This is expected to be discussed with the teams next week. Brawn wanted to run six sprint races this year, but his proposal was rejected by the team due to budget constraints. Nevertheless, this is supposed to be a topic that will be discussed in the future. Brawn wants to convince teams of more such races. "Talks will be held on Tuesday to increase the number of sprint races to six for next season." "I think teams see the success that races like this bring. Last year, with last year's race cars, we didn't know exactly how things were going. Now we can see that this philosophy coincides with the new race cars." “I optimistically expect the others to too
Max Verstappen staged an outstanding performance at the Formula 1 race for the Mexican Grand Prix that reminded F1 sporting director Ross Brown of the legendary Michael Schumacher. The Dutchman started the race from third place and drove past the two Mercedes racers standing in front of him at the start in the first corner. From this, however, he led so sovereignly that Lewis Hamilton only helplessly complained on the radio that he could not compete with a rival in front of him. With the win, he increased his lead in the championship to 19 points, and Brawn, who as technical director helped Ferrari win five racing championships with Schumacher between 1999 and 2004, said Verstappen showed Schumi-like skills in the race. . Max Verstappen started the race for the Mexican Grand Prix in third place and then
The FIA has now also officially confirmed that the racers will get an extra point for the fastest lap of the race this season, provided, of course, that they finish the race among the top ten. The team will also add an additional point to its account for the constructors' championship. Confirming the novelty, Formula 1 Managing Director Ross Brawn said: "With the FIO, we are looking for ideas and solutions to spice up racing without compromising the integrity of the sport. We believe the reintroduction of points for the fastest lap, after 60 years, is the way to go. We thought about this solution for several months, and with it we responded to a detailed survey we conducted among thousands of fans from all over the world.How many times during the race did we hear the racers ask the team who set the fastest lap in the race? will count more
Ross Brawn says Formula One is ruthless towards teams, even the seniors, who once shaped the very top of the championship. The Williams and McLaren teams are among the three most successful Formula One teams in terms of constructors' titles, but they have nevertheless found themselves in a major crisis in the last 20 years. "Williams and McLaren are great teams with a wonderful history, but Formula One is relentless and history doesn't interest her. She's interested in what's going on on the track," Brawn said. "We would like to see the rise of these teams in the F1 leadership, because they are great teams and brands. If you don't do your job superbly, it shows every Sunday or every other Sunday. They have the means to be able to return to the top, but the task is demanding. " Part of the problem for both teams, according to Brawn, is the crisis in leadership
The new owners of Formula One, Liberty Media, want to change the look of Formula One by asking former technical director Ross Brown for help. It has already outlined the basic guidelines of the new rules for the 2021 season, when racing cars should look more attractive and at the same time should also enable more even racing. In addition, he wants smaller differences between the teams, so that other teams can compete with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull, which should be achieved, among other things, by limiting consumption, but also by using standard parts of the powertrain. All changes are consulted with the teams before adoption, making the whole process slower than Brawn would like, but in his opinion, it would not be right to accept them without agreeing with the teams. "I am just happy with the direction
Rubens Barrichello believes that Charles Leclerc will have to be extremely well prepared mentally if he wants to succeed in Ferrari. After one season of performance, Leclerc has secured a transfer to Ferrari, where he will face a demanding challenge to meet the high expectations of the team and its loyal fans. The 3-year-old from Monaco proved his talent in the lower categories when he won the title first in the GP2 series and a year later in Formula 11. Barrichello, who collected XNUMX victories in his career and also played for the Italian team for six seasons, is convinced that the key to Leclerc’s success is to withstand the high pressure brought on by the red jumpsuit. “I’m very happy for him, I can’t wait to see him perform next season,” Barrichello said. "He is one of those who are fast and n
According to Ross Brown, Charles Leclerc at Ferrari will not be as “helpful” as Kimi Raikkonen was. The young Monaco, who received the rookie of the year award for his first season in Formula 1, will replace Kim Raikkonen at Ferrari next season. Many are already predicting that he will be able to fight for the world title in the first season in the Italian team. Brawn, who played one of the key roles in Michael Schumacher's success at Ferrari between 1997 and 2006, believes Sebastian Vettel is facing a previously demanding rival already within the team itself. “I can’t imagine Charles Leclerc being as accommodating and obedient as Kimi was in some cases,” Brawn said in a recent interview with the official Formula 1 website. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is no more
Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn said it is unacceptable that midfielders have managed to stand on the winning podium only twice in the last two seasons. These two rankings were taken care of by Sergio Perez this year and Lance Stroll last season. They both finished third in Baku. The point difference between Red Bull's third and Renault's fourth this year was 297, the most between the two positions since the scoring change in the 2010 season. Brawn said some time ago that reducing the gap between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull was a Formula One priority. 1. "As in 2017, this year it happened that on the winning stage, in addition to the racers of the best three teams, we saw one of the racers of the remaining seven. This happened very unexpectedly.
Ross Brawn, who is helping to formulate new rules that will take effect with the 2021 season, said they have already found solutions to make overtaking easier. Racers in today’s Formula One find it hard to keep up with another race car, behind which vortices of air are created that negatively affect the aerodynamics of their race car. Easier overtaking was not in the plan when designing the rules, which is valid from the 2017 season onwards, but with the changes that have befallen the race cars, it is even harder to follow the race cars, so viewers see less overtaking during the race. But Brawn, the former technical chief of the Ferrari and Mercedes teams, says they have already found solutions. "About six to nine months ago, we started looking for solutions that would make it easier for race cars to follow each other, or easier to drive.