Brawn GP look forward to Silverstone
This weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone takes place just eight miles from Brawn GP’s factory in Brackley and 20 miles from Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth.
British star Jenson is looking forward to his home race: "It puts a smile on my face every time I think about going to my home Grand Prix leading the Championship! I’ve raced at Silverstone from some fairly tough positions in the past but the fans have always been so supportive and I’d love to give them a performance that they can really enjoy this weekend".
Rubens is also looking forward to Silverstone which is one of his favourite circuits: "I absolutely love racing at Silverstone. The track is fantastic as it is one of the few remaining on the calendar that are high-speed, fast-flowing and really allow you to let the car go through the quick corners. It almost feels like a home track and the crowds are always supportive, even if you aren’t British!"
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Special British helmet design for Jenson at Silverstone
Jenson will continue his tradition of wearing a specially designed helmet for the British Grand Prix following a design competition on JensonButton.com
After reviewing hundreds of entries, Bernie Zobl’s ‚Push The Button‘ design was chosen by Jenson and will make its track debut during the first practice session on Friday.
Bernie said: "Through an article in one of the Austrian daily newspapers, I read about the opportunity to design a helmet for Jenson. As an enthusiastic F1 fan, I had to grab the chance immediately! The slogan ‚Push the Button‘ was my first brainwave and even though my family laughed about its simplicity, I’ve held on to it. And as you can see, it has been worth it!"
Jenson commented: "For the last few years, it has become something of a tradition for me to have a special British themed helmet. What I loved about Bernie’s design was its unique take on the Union Jack flag and how he had incorporated it into my own ‚Button‘ logo. The helmet looks great and I can’t wait to wear it at Silverstone this weekend."
Brawn GP showcar visits Henri Lloyd stores
To celebrate the launch of the full Brawn GP Merchandise Collection launch, a replica Brawn GP Formula One car will be on display at the Henri Lloyd stores in Liverpool and Manchester on 19 and 20 June respectively.
The Brawn GP Merchandise Collection is available to buy from the Brawn GP website, the Henri Lloyd stores in Manchester, Liverpool & Carnaby Street, London and at three dedicated Merchandise Stands during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Show Car Dates & Locations
19 June – Henri Lloyd Store, Liverpool One, Paradise St, Liverpool
20 June – Henri Lloyd Store, St Ann’s Square, Manchester