No team orders yet, Ross Brawn confirms

There are presently no team orders at Brawn GP, but the Brackley team's boss has refused to rule out rethinking the policy later this season. Ross Brawn confirmed reports that Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button met with him before the Turkish...

There are presently no team orders at Brawn GP, but the Brackley team's boss has refused to rule out rethinking the policy later this season.

Ross Brawn confirmed reports that Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button met with him before the Turkish Grand Prix to request they be free to race at Istanbul.

Button is leading the world championship and is 26 points ahead of his Brazilian teammate, but Brawn agreed that Barrichello would not be asked to hold station behind the sister car.

"There are phases early in the season when you can't favour one driver over the other and you should let the season run," Brawn told the Daily Express.

"Of course, you may reach a phase towards the end where you have to make decisions, and we'll make those decisions if we have to, but at this stage there is no wish to make those decisions," he added.

It is believed that 37-year-old Barrichello's fears about playing second fiddle to Button are stirred by his six years underneath Michael Schumacher at Ferrari.

Throughout his Ferrari career, Brawn was Ferrari's technical director and chief race strategist.

But Brawn said: "I've been lucky enough to win world championships and now perhaps winning in a certain way is more important to me."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Ross Brawn
Teams Ferrari , Brawn GP