Jenson Dominates Turkish Grand Prix
After taking the lead on the first lap, Jenson dominated the Turkish Grand Prix and drove a superb race to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home for his sixth victory of the 2009 Formula One season.
"I wish I could have had the whole team up there on the podium with me today" Jenson said. "This was definitely a victory for us all, everyone at the track, in Brackley and at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth. Today we really showed what this car and engine can do and to beat our closest competitors fair and square is a great feeling. This is the first time that the car has been absolutely perfect for me and it means so much to the team to see just how good this car is."
Rubens had a more eventful race with the damage caused to his gearbox by clutch problems at the start leading to the team’s first retirement of the season. Rubens commented, "It’s difficult to have a day like this when you could see the pace of the car was fantastic but we will bounce back. Silverstone is one of my favourite circuits so I’ll stay positive and look ahead to the British Grand Prix in two weeks time."
Ross Brawn confessed that he was beginning to run out of superlatives to describe the team’s start to the season. "Once again, the team here at the track, in Brackley and our close partners at Mercedes-Benz worked extremely hard this weekend to improve the car. My sincere thanks to them all for their commitment and enthusiasm. We can now look ahead to Silverstone, just eight miles from our factory in Brackley, and take great pride to be leading the Constructors‘ and Drivers‘ Championships going into our home race."
Launch of New Technical Feature
Fans of Brawn GP will soon be able to learn more about the technical side of the team’s factory with our new Technical Analysis feature. Guided by our employees, the feature will focus on a different area of the factory each month so that you can learn more about how a Formula One operation works and how our cars are developed and produced.
Our first Technical Analysis takes you behind the scenes of the Cutting Room where the carbon fibre which makes up 80% of a Formula One car begins its manufacturing journey.
To read the first feature, please visit the website on Friday.
Thanks For Your Contributions
Entries for our first Monthly Competition and Q&A feature have now closed! We would like to thank all our fans for their participation.
Brawn GP would like to congratulate David Kiss, from Hungary, our first competition winner! David correctly answered the three questions and was then selected at random to win Rubens Barrichello miniature helmet.
Please come back on Monday for the beginning of our second competition!
The answers to our first questions will be online from Monday 15 June.