News briefs from Turkish GP

New team owners Brawn GP are to auction some of the Brackley based outfit's old BAR and Honda (2001-2006) Formula One rolling chassis. The auction will be conducted by Bonhams at the Silverstone Classic Historic Race Meeting on 25 ...

New team owners Brawn GP are to auction some of the Brackley based outfit's old BAR and Honda (2001-2006) Formula One rolling chassis. The auction will be conducted by Bonhams at the Silverstone Classic Historic Race Meeting on 25 July.

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Germany's Bild newspaper reports that Jenson Button has placed a 50,000 euro bet on himself winning the 2009 world championship.

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Red Bull had journalists scratching their heads in Turkey, when the 'Energy Station' motor home had a distinctly different feel about it in the paddock of the Istanbul Park circuit. It turns out that the regular structure, modified to float in the Monaco harbour two weeks ago, could not be dismantled in time, so Red Bull is instead using the unit usually reserved for truck racing.

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If granted a 2010 entry, it has emerged that Franz Hilmer's plan is to establish his new Brabham team in the same Leafield facility used in the past by Super Aguri and Arrows. Super Aguri's former technical director Mark Preston would also be involved in the project.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button
Teams Brawn GP