Brawn to maintain lean approach to 2009

Jun.1 (GMM) Brawn's runaway success in 2009 is not a reason to change the lean team's approach to the world championship, boss Ross Brawn has insisted. After narrowly escaping Honda's withdrawal with an eleventh-hour management buyout, the ...

Jun.1 (GMM) Brawn's runaway success in 2009 is not a reason to change the lean team's approach to the world championship, boss Ross Brawn has insisted.

After narrowly escaping Honda's withdrawal with an eleventh-hour management buyout, the Brackley team ironically dominated the opening races of the year while carefully managing a distinct lack of spare parts.

"If you saw our car before the start of the last race, she was looking a bit tired. She was stone-chipped to hell," championship leader Jenson Button had jokingly informed in Bahrain.

But since then, companies have been queuing up for telephone time with team CEO Nick Fry, who has knocked back Virgin's offer for title sponsorship because the proposed figure is too low.

At the same time, Brawn GP has vowed to maintain the same approach to the forthcoming races, with a budget fundamentally the same size now as it was two months ago in Australia.

"I prefer to spend our money in the wind tunnel," Ross Brawn is quoted as saying by Spain's sports daily Marca. "That's more important for us than the number of wings we take to the races.

"We are keeping our focus on how we can prepare the fastest possible car," he added.

"We have the budget and the people to win the championship but we are going to deal with the races as they come. I am optimistic. We have tremendous momentum and the rest is up to us," said Brawn.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ross Brawn , Nick Fry
Teams Brawn GP