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Trailers for Sale

Posted in Brawn GP, Formula 1, USF1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2010 by autoracingpower

Ever wonder what it would be like to own a piece of Formula 1 history? Now you can! With eBay, you can place a big on a former Brawn GP Formula 1 trailer.

Two trailers are currently available for bid on eBay,l with no reserves. The first boasts cabinets, office space for 10, AC, a heater, storage lockers and more.The other, boasts enough space to fit three, yes three, F1 racecars and a machine shop.

Both trailers were valued at over $460,000 when new, and are now going for $26,500 and £17,200 with over three days remaining  (as of April 12 at 2:30 PM).

Happy Bidding!

Formula 1 Point System Change

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by autoracingpower

The new 2010 points spread for Formula increases the difference between 1st and 2nd place points. Last year the difference between 1st place and 2nd place was a mere 2 points. Currently, it has been altered so 1st leads by 7 points.

This increase will hopefully serve as an incentive for the racer in second place to try and up it a bit more and take home 1st.  This is the second change to the points system made in months.  And, the reason behind this change is to motivate the drivers.

10 races will receive the following points:

1st – 25 points

2nd – 18 points

3rd – 15 points

4th – 12 points

5th – 10 points

6th – 8 points

7th – 6 points

8th – 4 points

9th – 2 points

10th – 1 point

World Champ Button Says Thanks to Brackley Staff

Posted in Brawn GP, Formula 1, Jenson Button with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by autoracingpower
Jenson Button

Jenson Button

Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button made a trip to Brawn GP’s factory in Brackley to say thank you.

“I’m really here today to say a massive well done and thank you to everyone at the team,” Button said. “We’ve worked so hard for these achievements for so many years.

“Some of us were here from the beginning back in 1998 and I arrived halfway through our journey in 2003 but everyone has put so much work in. I know that there have been a lot of very difficult times and over the winter there were times when we didn’t think that we would be here at all.

“It’s very sad that not everyone can be here who worked on this fantastic car. But the team had to become smaller to continue and together we produced a car that has been exceptional this season.”

Button spoke of the emotional extremes he has experienced over the past months.

“To be able to achieve the Constructors’ and the Drivers’ Championships in our first year, especially after such a difficult winter, is an amazing achievement,” he added. “It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.

“The first few races were magnificent. It looked like it was a walk in the park but it really wasn’t. Then we had some difficult races, especially myself but also as a team where we struggled. But we fought back hard and when we needed to improve the car, you guys did it.

“Rubens [Barrichello] gave us two more wins in Valencia and Monza at an important time to boost our morale and prove just how quick the car was. We have a great leader, a fantastic leader, in Ross. The Big Bear can’t be here today but I know that when he gets back, he’ll be celebrating with you.”

Button secured the World Championship last Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix with 5th place finish. The Formula 1 season concludes on November 1st with the Grand Prix of United Arab Emirates.


Brawn Welcomes Schumacher’s Return

Posted in Brawn GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, Michael Schumacher with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2009 by autoracingpower

michael_schumacher_2Ross Brawn, the mastermind behind Michal Schumacher’s seven Championships, is excited about Schumi’s return as long as it doesn’t disrupt Brawn GP’s Jenson Button Championship in 2009. Brawn has gotten to know Schumacher well over the years, and was not surprised when the he accepted the opportunity to jump back in a Ferrari after his retirement in 2006.

“After Massa’s terrible accident, it was natural for him to say yes given the need of his old team,” Brawn told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Schumacher has been affiliated with the Ferrari Formula 1 team since his retirement as an advisor for the team.

“Michael will return with his usual determination and seriousness, but above all with the intention of having fun.

“Personally, I admit I’m excited and can’t wait to see him at work.”

“He has to familiarize himself with the car, but I’m sure if he doesn’t win one of the remaining races of the season it will not be his fault, but because Ferrari is not in a winning position.”

Schumacher will be return to Formula 1 on August 23rd in Valenica, Spain.

Source: Planet F1

Button Confident of Returning to Winning Ways in Hungary

Posted in Brawn GP, Formula 1, Jenson Button with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by autoracingpower
Jenson Button

Jenson Button

Jenson Button is looking to get back to his winning ways with at least a podium finish in Hungary for Brawn GP this weekend. The current points championship leader hasn’t finished in the top three in the past two races after starting the season with a blistering pace.

Button scored his first Formula 1 win at the Hungaroring three years ago and didn’t reach the podium until this season after a miserable stint with Honda.

“It’s not a race where I’m going in worried too much,” Button told the Associated Press after the German GP. “I’m going there thinking we do have a really good chance of winning. The Red Bulls are quick, they’ve made improvements, but I don’t think it’s as big as it looks at the moment.”


Brawn Reigns Supreme in Melbourne F1 Debut

Posted in Brawn GP, Diffuser, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button, Kazuki Nakajima, KERS, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by autoracingpower

APTOPIX Australia Auto Racing F1 GPThe Brawn GP debut in Melbourne, Australia couldn’t have been any better. The team finished the race taking the top two spots with Rubens Barrichello finishing 2nd and Jenson Button winning the race from pole. There is still a great deal of controversy regarding the diffusers used by the Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota teams. Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault protested the use of the diffusers stating they were illegal. The race stewards dismissed these claims and decided the diffusers were acceptable according to FIA regulation. It is believed that the protesting teams will follow up with their previous complaint claiming that while the diffusers are technically legal according to the regulations, they violate the “spirit” of the rule.

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