Podium finish for Jenson in Abu Dhabi
Jenson finished his World Championship year on a high with a third-placed podium finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Rubens came through a first corner impact to drive a composed race to fourth place.
Jenson said: "It was a fun race today and to be on the podium for the last race of the year is fantastic. The last few laps were really exciting and I was giving everything to take second place from Mark. I couldn’t quite make the moves stick and he’s a very difficult guy to overtake but it was a good clean fight and we were really on the edge. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the team in Brackley and at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines. It really has been a fantastic year and they should all be very proud of what we have achieved together. It’s nice to end the year on a high after what has been a very competitive and challenging season."
Rubens was also happy with his race: "The start was quite exciting but unfortunately I collided slightly with Mark and he took a chunk of my front wing with him. It lost me a lot of downforce initially which let Jenson past but I was able to live with the understeer so we decided not to change the nose and I just pushed as hard as possible. It was a competitive race throughout and a lot of fun so I have to be pleased with fourth position . It’s truly been a great season and I have to thank the team for giving me a car that has been so competitive this year and the opportunity to return to winning ways again. We’ve had a great year together."
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Ant’s Abu Dhabi Blog
On the ground at the Yas Marina Circuit for us was Anthony Davidson who switched from his BBC Radio Live 5 microphone to his Brawn GP laptop to take you behind the scenes of the new addition to the Formula One calendar. Check the Features section to read Ant’s blog!
The adventures continue for Achim and Biberle!
Achim Hofstädter is Rubens‘ physio and has been with the team for many years. He travels to every race with his camera and most importantly with his racing driver model car ‚Biberle‘ and uses his presence to record iconic scenes from every track on the Formula One calendar. This week, Achim and Biberle take us to Barcelona, Bahrain and Singapore! To check out Achim’s new photos, take a look at the Features section of the website from today.
Last chance to win a Brawn GP 1/12th scale nose cone!
Our latest competition will give one lucky fan the opportunity to win a 1/12th scale Brawn GP nose cone kindly provided by Amalgam. This incredibly detailed replica, available in limited edition, is a must-have item for any collector and fans of the team. But you need to be quick as the competition is ending very soon! For your chance to win, just visit the website from today and correctly answer three questions related to Brawn GP. Good luck!