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Leave Button and Brawn to prove themselves

Formula One
by BrawnGP (U13900573) 04 April 2009
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F1 has always been a competition fought alone the lines of "technological warfare", each team has to make a unique car made under a set of stringent rules. The performance difference is in the region of 1.5 seconds in a typical lap of 75-90 seconds i.e. less than 1.2%. The competition of the F1 grid is considerably closer than other race series in which the competitors use identical cars.
Many contributors here are Button and Brawn bashing claiming they have an illegal car, one which is so fast that people claim Button will walk through the season with no threat.
Firstly, we should be championing a British team and engineers that have made a car that is superior to all the other major competitors with a lack of time for testing and adapting the original design. In addition, Brawn is not leagues above the rest.
Such is the pace of change that, were a car to win the first race of the championship and not be developed in any way, it would be lapped and be last by the end of that same season.
Brawn must continue to advance the design of their car with far less funding than their major competitors, and Button must keep his driving as consistent as it was in Melbourne if not better.
This championship is not decided, BrawnGP's future is not decided, and the ball is now in the other constructors court to make the next move. The change in the rules have left the door wide open for technical advancement, KERS is such an undeveloped system we have plenty of time for this entire championship to be turned on its head.

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posted Apr 4, 2009

... with the proviso that testing is extremely restricted during this season.

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posted Apr 4, 2009

You're right - Brawn may be top dogs right now but the struggle they face is immense & their future is still far from certain. As it stands to me, in terms of funding & performance Toyota are at last starting to look very strong & RBR are a lot handier than I was expecting. I really reckon the 'old guard' will start to regain position, certainly in the 2nd half of the season. Ferrari will win this year I think.

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posted Apr 4, 2009

Motor racing as a whole, F1 as a bigger part, contributes to general motoring safety. Crumple zones, fuel efficiency and ABS comes to mind. Long live motor racing...

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posted Apr 5, 2009

I really hope it rains today as this will add a new dimension to deciding this continual car / driver debate. A wet race is judge, jury and executioner ...... Let's see <erm>

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posted Apr 5, 2009

"we should be championing a British team and engineers that have made a car that is superior to all the other major competitors with a lack of time for testing and adapting the original design. In addition, Brawn is not leagues above the rest."

i am loving it, its about time the british talent behind f1 stays in britain, brawn sorted out ferrari for too long, i am not an overly bitter person, but i wouldnt have a problem with ferrari just falling completly out of f1.

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posted Apr 5, 2009

hear hear

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posted Apr 7, 2009

Hmm - British team and engineers. Good old British manufacturers like Honda and Mercedes then! And where has Braun spent the last few years honing his skills to such success - that good old British place, Italy!

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posted Apr 8, 2009

oh dear you fool, F1 is an international contribution- but british contribution is on the up- its a great thing- lh WORLD CHAMP,mcclarean brit team.. JB season leader, BRAWN leading manufacturer, BRAWN BRIT, the merc/macclaren engine is built in the uk- the diffuser is from the uk, the suspension, everything else as well..

and yeah brawn honing his skills in italy lol- as soon as he got there he sorted out ferrari- with m schumaker, if brawn didnt go, fererrari would have been nothing

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