Rubens on the podium at Silverstone
Rubens drove an assured race on Sunday to achieve his second consecutive podium at Silverstone, the team’s home Grand Prix. Jenson maintained his lead in the Drivers‘ Championship with three points for his sixth placed finish.
Rubens said: "I’m really proud of the third place that we achieved at Silverstone. We knew that if the track temperatures didn’t increase, then it would be incredibly difficult to beat the Red Bulls. The car has been well balanced and we certainly haven’t lost performance since the last race, it’s just that we have suffered badly in the cool conditions with our tyre temperatures. To come away with third and the best position that the team could have achieved this weekend is very satisfying."
After the race, Ross commented: "The result was a pleasing outcome to what has been a challenging home race for Brawn GP. Rubens drove a very composed race to secure third place, whilst Jenson recovered well from a poor start when he was caught behind Jarno Trulli to score valuable points for our Championship challenge."
Brawn GP announces partnership with Graham-London
Over the Silverstone weekend, Brawn GP announced a new partnership with the iconic British watch marque Graham-London.
The team and Graham-London have combined to launch two very special limited edition Brawn GP watches. The Chronofighter G-BGP-001 and the Silverstone G-BGP-001, available with black or white dials, will be limited to just 250 editions per range.
Jenson, Rubens & Ross visit Merchandise Stand
The British Grand Prix saw the launch of Brawn GP’s full merchandise range, created by team partner Henri Lloyd, and available from three stands at the Silverstone circuit and www.BrawnGP.com.
Jenson, Rubens and Ross took time out of their busy schedules to visit one of the stands after qualifying on Saturday afternoon and were greeted by thousands of the team’s fans.
After a lively Q&A with BBC Radio 5 Live’s David Croft, the trio gave away signed Brawn GP caps and stayed around to chat to fans and sign hundreds of autographs.