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'Difficult' qualifying for Brawn, but Button remains positive

It is perhaps a sign of how the tide has turned in F1 as the season revs into its second half that team principal Ross Brawn is now talking about battling for 'points', rather than victories or podiums.

“A very difficult day for the team, and most importantly we hope to hear soon that Felipe is okay,” summarised the Englishman. “Qualifying was going well for both drivers in Q1 and Q2 before Rubens' car had a problem at turn three on his final run of the session, costing him a place in the top ten.

“We changed the same part on Jenson's car as a precaution just before the start of the final qualifying session. The process was completed as quickly as possible, but left Jenson with only one chance of a flying lap. Having already fuelled the car at the start of Q3, he was therefore considerably heavier than planned and didn't have a particularly good balance.

“It is, of course, frustrating to have qualified in these positions after a good start to the weekend, but we have two good strategies and will take advantage of any opportunities which arise to score as many points as possible.”



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rob01

July 26, 2009 4:00 PM

During the race itself, Button articulated his concerns in even starker fashion. "How the hell can this car be so bad at the moment?" he demanded over the car-to-pit radio. It's clear to me that improvements to the Brawn are limited due to the fact it was totally designed around the diffuser. Now that the car is needing improvement we will see how smart Ross truly is. Getting the gift at the start of the year made him look genius.



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