Thursday, 19 March 2009

Not Long Until the New F1 Season

Abart from being an old fart interested in politics, one of my other areas of interest is formula 1 racing.

Its an area of sport with quite a few similarites to politics: the in-fighting, the cliques, the cloak and dagger espionage... it has it all.

But this is a straightforward blog saying I wish the new Brawn F1 GP team well on the 29th of March. I used to live down the road from the Brackley factory and I still view them as my "local" team.

Theres every chance they'll do well. Ross Brawn is a hugely capable guy managing the team and they have two very capable drivers in the cockpits. I just hope they get sponsorship and can make a go of it.

Oh, and I notice that Jean Todt has just extricated himself from Ferrarri.... I just wonder if he'll find a position with team Brawn. I do hope so, that would be a thrilling prospect.

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  1. My bet would be on Jean Todt finding a position with FIA, should Mosley ever be dragged, screaming and kicking, from his post.

    Brawn look to be 1 second a lap quicker than everyone, straight out of the box. Good luck to them, and to Button. Should be an interesting season.

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  2. Thats what I've heard too. The rumours certainly point that way. But I just wonder if the lure of a return to front-line F1 helping Brawn out would be too great.

    Certainly during testing they looked all the world like a throwback to the pre-corporate days, a welcome change.

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