Ross Brawn has confirmed that Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will both benefit from some 'additional improvements' next weekend, when the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship reaches its mid-way point.

Brawn Grand Prix have been the class of the field this season and the Brackley-based outfit currently dominates the Constructors' Championship, having notched up 105 points - 30.5 points more than Red Bull Racing.

Button and Barrichello are also doing well in the Drivers' Championship too, with the former comfortably leading - 23 points up on his team-mate.

Despite that though, the last event did not go to plan and at the British Grand Prix, the Red Bull's were in a class of their own, with Sebastian Vettel romping home to take the victory at the Silverstone circuit.

Now the action resumes and the German GP will have added significance for Brawn GP, as it is the home event for engine partner, Mercedes - something that will no doubt serve to spur them on and give the whole squad a little extra motivation, not that it will be needed.

"The team is looking forward to returning to the race track at the German Grand Prix next weekend and the N?rburgring should be a good circuit for our car and play to its strengths," said Brawn.

"We have several new aerodynamic parts from Silverstone which were not used in qualifying and the race due to the issues that we faced there, along with additional improvements scheduled for the N?rburgring, which should position us well going into the weekend.

"Whilst coming away with third and sixth placed finishes from Silverstone was still a good outcome from our home Grand Prix, we would be the first to admit that the result did not meet our expectations.

"However we have always said that we would have a fight on our hands to maintain our excellent run of results at the start of the season and everyone at the factory and at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth is looking forward to that challenge.

"As a team, we have a good history of going away from a race, thinking about the outcome, identifying where we need to make improvements and then coming back stronger.

"As the home Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz, we will be hoping to come away from the race in Germany next weekend with a successful result."

Rubens Barrichello meanwhile is also looking forward to the event - and returning to the Eifel Mountains for the first time since 2007.

Barrichello managed to get the better of Button at Silverstone and he will want to try and do that again next Sunday and who knows he might even claim his first victory of the season.

"I have always enjoyed racing at the N?rburgring and it provides a good challenge for the drivers," added the Brazilian. "The layout and flow is nice which allows you to get into a rhythm and there are some interesting undulations and bumps to look out for.

"I won the race here back in 2002 so the circuit always holds some good memories for me. The weather can be a little unpredictable due to its location right in the Eifel Mountains but we'll be hoping for some warmer temperatures than we saw at Silverstone for the last race.

"The first corner here is really important to set yourself up for a good lap and it's a bumpy run down from the start line. You have to get your approach absolutely right and position yourself well for a good exit. However it is also one of the best overtaking opportunities if the cars around you slide straight on so you need to be alert to take advantage of any opportunities.

"Many of the corners at the N?rburgring are off-camber so getting the correct line for your corner entry is important all round the lap.

"We haven't raced here for a couple of years so it will be interesting to see how the circuit feels in a good car."


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