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Brawn: We want successful result at Nurburgring

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 Nürburgring 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 Nürburgring, 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.




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MT Motorsport - Unregistered

July 05, 2009 6:47 PM

If, and it's a big if, JB did actually say he was the best ever, I am sure it was with his tongue buried very deep in his cheek. Some of the posters on here dont't recognise sarcasm or irony when they see it. Plus we have all seen in the past they way the media twist thing around for headlines and the way (especially in the UK) they build someone up, just to start having a go when they are successfull. JB is far more likable than many of those in the F1 paddock,and has worked hard for his success, not handed a winning car on a plate like some others.

andrewm

July 05, 2009 6:49 PM

Why is everyone getting their undergarments in a knot about this? It's a fairly standard PR based comment, obviously aimed at firing-up the team ahead of the GP and to move on from a sub-standard result at Silverstone. He's not exactly going to go out there and say "Were gonna come last boys! Have a great weekend!" is he? Plus, the car has no sponsors so little speaches like this are important to create an air of confidence around the team and to attract potential investors and, of course, an engine supplier for next year. They have to keep on their toes as Red Bull have caught-up and Ferrari are looming in the background.



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