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Why the Brawn GP story was no fairytale
Brawn GP's rise from the ashes of Honda's moribund F1 team to world championship success 10 years ago was a rare story of triumph against adversity. But was that really the case? Stuart Codling assess the biggest talking point of the 2009 season
"This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
The punchline of the classic western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance aptly sums up the theme of a film that meditates upon the enduring power of myth on the human psyche: a quarter of a century after a celebrated shoot-out, a newspaperman learns the truth about what happened but burns his story rather than publish it.
Formula 1 history is redolent with powerful myths treasured by fans, and few in recent years have proved so potently alluring - intoxicating, even - as the underdog narrative of Brawn GP, the team that came from virtually nowhere to snatch the 2009 world championship. Just over ten years have passed since Jenson Button swept to victory in the season-opening Australian GP, which is why you'll have seen plenty of features celebrating the anniversary in recent weeks.
OPINION: Formula 1's sprint race trial at Silverstone drew mixed feedback on Saturday, but there remained the true test of how it would impact Sunday's Grand Prix. While fans were busy marvelling at Fernando Alonso's progress, a key lesson was being learned that would directly contribute to the dramatic lap-one clash at Copse the following day
OPINION: Formula 1’s 2021 title fight turned ugly last weekend when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided at the start of the British Grand Prix. Verstappen thankfully walked away unharmed, but this had been a clash long-since coming.
The 2021 British Grand Prix will live long in the memory for the dramatic clash between Formula 1's two title protagonists, which opened the door for other drivers to capitalise. One did so in spectacular fashion, while others fluffed their lines
A poor start for Valtteri Bottas and the lap one clash between Formula 1's 2021 title protagonists gave Charles Leclerc a surprise lead in the British Grand Prix that he almost held to the end. Here's how the Ferrari driver came close to a famous victory, ultimately denied by a recovering Lewis Hamilton three laps from home
Red Bull and Max Verstappen scored an early blow against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone, with sprint qualifying race victory. But that doesn’t mean Sunday’s grand prix is a foregone conclusion. Although Verstappen starts as the favourite, here’s why Mercedes still holds hope of winning
Formula 1 returns to Silverstone this weekend, but despite its familiarity to all the teams it is no picnic. Here are five of the key points for engineers to consider prior to the British Grand Prix.
Ferrari might have snubbed the very first world championship race on British soil but the Scuderia and the UK went on to enjoy some deep connections. As BEN EDWARDS explains, theirs is a shared history that is waiting for its next chapter to be written...
OPINION: Formula 1 heads back to Silverstone this weekend for the 2021 British Grand Prix, where a full-capacity crowd will return after a painful absence in the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Here’s how the pieces that permitted a part of returning ‘normal’ life were arranged.
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