Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Is Brawn GP the classiest Formula One team ever?

I'm trying not to think about all the political trauma off the track in F1. In less than 48 hours, the sport I've loved all my life could be effectively destroyed by Max Mosley, the guy who makes the rules and whose hostile, dogmatic and draconian approach has got the sport looking oblivion in the face.

I needed a bit of fun to distract me and this did the trick nicely.

Brawn GP have come from the arse end of nowhere to unprecedented success for a new Formula One team, with Jenson Button winning 6 out of the first 7 races. It would be fantastic if he could pull off a record breaking victory at the last Silverstone race on Sunday.

I've been quite amused by the growing list of commercial "partnerships" they have been announcing in recent weeks. Today it was the classy suits from posh Savile Row tailors. A few weeks ago it was posh organic Italian wine from this rather nice looking Tuscan agroturismo venture. I wonder if this has anything to do with a certain member of their senior management who might have spent, say, a decade living in Italy.

One area where they've been slow off the mark, though - we've yet to see the Brawn GP fishing tackle, in honour of Ross Brawn's passion for fishing which took him on a year long odyssey in 2007 from Russia, to Mexico to Argentina.

Wherever Brawn end up racing next season, it's clear that they like to surround themselves with quality stuff!


Duncan Borrowman said...

Mosley should be tied to the track with Ecclestone at the beginning of Button's last lap for a grandstand finish

Unknown said...

Maybe a little drastic, but the idea has its merits. And that's from a peace loving hippy like me...


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