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Mercedes to run factory F1 team in 2010 after purchasing controlling stake in Brawn GP

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Stephen - Unregistered

November 16, 2009 12:33 PM

Its a shame that the Brawn team has been bought over so quickly as I would like to have seen how the true privateer team would have done next year after such a start.

Though in saying that its good to see that the Brawn/Merc staff and team have the money now to go on and hopefully take the constructors next year.
Also would like to see what Nick H will be like in a fast car. There has been so much talk about his speed it will be good to see it on the track.

Meymac Tony - Unregistered

November 16, 2009 12:35 PM

Very clever moves by HONDA - put team into Brawn's name - have it realise it's potential then sell it. Whilst Brawn / Fry + 4 others were directors they are not shown as shareholders - the ultimate holding company still being Honda.
So silver "Brawns" next year.
Who to buy Merc's shares in McL?
Amazing how Button joins the wrong teams isn't it? Perhaps he should fire his manager.

JJJ

November 16, 2009 12:37 PM

Now is a better time than ever to do it of course. Now that they can't directly loose to the BMW team anymore and there are ot many manufacturers left to loose to at all. And let's be honest, for Mercedes to loose out to Ferrari isn't the end of the world PR-wise.

Though I don't really care for Mercedes, I do hope for their sakes they've sunk less than the rumoured 560mn into it, cause that would be the mother of overvaluations and would only lead to them pulling out in a couple of years.

Meymac Tony - Unregistered

November 16, 2009 12:39 PM

Stephen - see earlier - I would maintain Brawn never was a privateer team - just a political move by Honda - and a clever one.
Hope Brawn stays on - would mean very good chance of back to back success.

Cardinal

November 16, 2009 12:46 PM

So Barrichello and Button have been pushed out in favour of an all-German 'superteam' of Rosberg and Heidfeld in Silver Arrows. No Brawn, just Mercedes. Wow. Bring it, Ferrari!
So just one season in F1 for Brawn GP, and both world titles. What a mad story!
Hope to god Jenson joins McLaren now - an all-British superteam :) Looks like Kimi has missed the boat.

Pompous - Unregistered

November 16, 2009 12:46 PM

The REAL Silver Arrows have finally return to Grand Prix racing!!! I have a feeling Ferrari and Mclaren are seriously worried right now. Good thing BMW pull out next year, i dont think they can take the heat.

JohnsonsEvilTwin

November 16, 2009 12:49 PM

JJJ

Where did you get that figure from?

Auto Motor und sport has it that Aabar investments has 30% and Mercedes 45.1%. Mercedes has said its share was FULLY FUNDED by the sale of its 40% of Mclaren. There is also a profit to which Mercedes will no doubt re-invest into Brawn sorry er...itself!
On top of this F1 has a gentlemans agreement not to spend more than £100 million from 2010. So with Sponsorship and prizemoney along with the supply of customer engines, Mercedes will actually be MAKING money in F1. This deal was made with both head and heart being 100% satisfied. No wonder it took so long! :)

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