BRAWN GP will be MERCEDES GP TEAM in 2010

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BRAWN GP will be MERCEDES GP TEAM in 2010

Post by Flow » 16 Nov 2009, 18:06

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Mercedes-Benz is taking over Formula One champion Brawn GP and plans to end its stake in McLaren.

Mercedes-Benz chairman Dieter Zetsche, speaking in a telephone conference Monday, said Brawn would race in 2010 as the Mercedes GP team. The German car maker had previously supplied Brawn with engines and will continue to supply both Ross Brawn's team and McLaren. In terms of ownership, Mercedes and Aabar Investments PJSC will get 75.1 per cent of Brawn GP. Aabar is the biggest single shareholder of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz's parent company.

McLaren said in a statement it would continue to use Mercedes engines until 2015 and that the team would continue to be known as McLaren Mercedes. However, the British-based team also announced it would be buying out the stake in the team owned by Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler AG. "In a transaction structured so as to be completed by 2011, the McLaren Group will undertake a phased purchase of the 40 per cent shareholding currently owned by Daimler AG. As a result, the McLaren Group will become a fully independent stand-alone corporate entity," McLaren said. Mercedes motorsports chief Norbert Haug said the separation was a "friendly solution." Brawn GP, which took over from Honda when it pulled out from the sport in March, had a spectacular first year season -- with Jenson Button winning the 2009 drivers' title and the team taking the constructors' championship.

Team principal Ross Brawn had only spent one full season with Honda, in charge of the team's 2008 campaign after 10 years with Ferrari. Button was partnered this year by Rubens Barrichello, who is moving to Williams next season. McLaren's drivers were 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen. The decision on the two drivers for the new Mercedes GP team "will still take come time," Haug. "We have to consider this carefully."

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Re: BRAWN GP will be MERCEDES GP TEAM in 2010

Post by Racer » 16 Nov 2009, 18:50

damn talking off siting on roses, BrawnGP was almost dead, make a comeback and win the Championship, and now have a stablle company behind them, with Ros Brawn still in controll, looking good for next year, :)

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Post by Mr G » 16 Nov 2009, 19:01

Theres talk that jenson on his way out because mercedes want a all german line up or maybe a sneaky finn ?
Jenson to Mclaren ?
We should find out soon hopefully :D
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Post by SteveB » 17 Nov 2009, 00:00

Button has already visited the McLaren factory.

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Post by Steve » 17 Nov 2009, 03:06

Damn, F1 is becoming a soap opera, lol, the guy just wins the championship, and there are rumors that they want to get rid of him, wow...
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Post by Bilbo » 17 Nov 2009, 03:21

He wouldn't be the first... From memory, the same happened to Damon Hill after he won for Williams, IIRC.
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Post by SteveB » 19 Nov 2009, 02:19

BUTTON SIGNS WITH McLAREN

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Post by Flow » 19 Nov 2009, 14:45

And kimi is probably OFF from F1 in 2010. He said, «McLaren or nothing else...» and McLaren didnt sign him.

Give me any seat, il drive it, lol :D :wink:
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Post by SteveB » 19 Nov 2009, 23:57

Indeed Flow, Kimi's manager has already issued a statement that Kimi will sit out the 2010 F1 season.
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