Brawn GP Early Season 1:2 Scale End Plate

£49.99

Approx Size : 240mm height X 220mm Width X 3mm Thickness

Brawn GP was a Formula One chassis constructor, created in 2009 by a management buyout of Honda Racing F1 Team led by Ross Brawn, after Honda announced their withdrawal from the sport in late 2008. The team only competed in the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, with drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

The team started development of their car in early 2008, then owned by Honda. In December 2008, Honda announced its withdrawal from Formula One due to the global financial crisis, leading to the team's management purchasing the team, which was rebranded as Brawn GP. For 2009, Honda provided a $100 million budget, while Mercedes provided engines under a customer relationship.

On its racing debut, the season-opening 2009 Australian Grand Prix, the team took pole position and 2nd place in qualifying and went on to finish first and second in the race. Button won six of the first seven races of the season and on 18 October at the Brazilian Grand Prix, he secured the 2009 Drivers' Championship and the team won the Constructors' Championship. Barrichello won twice and finished third in the Drivers' Championship. The team won eight of the season's seventeen races, and by winning both titles in its only year of competition became the first to achieve a 100% championship success rate.

On 16 November 2009 it was confirmed that the team's engine supplier, Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with Aabar Investments had purchased a 75.1% stake in Brawn GP, which was renamed Mercedes GP for the 2010 season.