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Brawn to roll out 'significant' aero upgrade in Hungary

Ross Brawn is confident that his team will be able to return to winning ways this Sunday in Hungary and he has revealed that Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will both be boosted by a 'significant' aerodynamic upgrade.

Brawn Grand Prix has been powerless to stop Red Bull Racing taking the spoils at the last two events in Germany and Britain and some have now started to question whether the Brackley-based squad will be able to maintain its position at the top of the drivers' and constructors' championships.

Despite seeing its lead in the constructors' championship cut to 19.5 points though, Brawn remains upbeat.

Indeed in combination with the updates to the car and likely warmer weather – something that should ensure they don't struggle to get their tyres up to temperate, the signs are all promising for the weekend.

"The last two races at Silverstone and the Nurburgring have been frustrating for the team as we have not been able to achieve the full potential of our car at the same time as our competitors have taken a good step forward," Brawn stated ahead of the tenth round in the 2009 FIA F1 World Championship.

"However we are confident that the inherent performance of the BGP 001 which was demonstrated during the first half of the season has not disappeared and the problems that we faced were unique to the circumstances of those races.

"Our focus now is to maximise the performance that we know is in the car whilst continuing to develop improvements which will maintain our championship challenge.

"We have a significant aerodynamic upgrade for the race in Budapest which will bring performance gains in efficiency, downforce and aero balance but we face a fierce battle and we must continue to improve for the rest of the season.

"The team has faced many challenges to arrive where we are today and I am confident that we have the people and resources, plus two excellent drivers, to respond and fight to maintain our position of leading the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships."

Meanwhile Rubens Barrichello is also optimistic and after his outburst at the end of the German Grand Prix - when he heavily criticised his own team and blamed them for costing him the win, comments he later revised - he will want to keep his head down and let his driving do the talking.




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mark - Unregistered

July 22, 2009 1:55 PM

I'll be well into the disagrees by saying this but why are people suddenly attacking aerodynamics? It's been around for decades and progressed beyond that which is relevant to road cars years ago. Who says that Formula 1 technology has to be directly relevant to road cars anyway? What is wrong with innovation? That's how aerodynamics has to got to where it is today. If all of the things people complained about were changed we'd have a one make series with identical cars. Ok, so it would put the emphasis on driver skill but it would seriously hinder design and technological innovation.



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