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Ross Brawn has bought the Honda F1 team for £1.

Ross Brawn had ‘mixed emotions’ when the Formula One car bearing his name rolled onto the Barcelona tarmac on Monday morning. That is the belief of veteran driver Rubens Barrichello, who will get his first taste of the Mercedes-powered Brawn GP BGP001 single seater at the Spanish circuit later this week.

Alongside new team owner Brawn, the 36-year-old Brazilian on Monday watched Jenson Button begin the car's test programme.

Understood to have paid a symbolic British pound, Brawn became the team's 100 percent owner following the Honda Motor Co's withdrawal from the sport.

"I don't think he ever thought he could become the owner," Barrichello told reporters at the Circuit de Catalunya.
"It was a solution for him to become an owner.”

"The idea was always to sell the team to somebody who had money and who wanted to take the team on board and make it happen. I can't answer for him but I think he had mixed emotions when the car went out," added Barrichello.

Source: GMM
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I see they neglected to report that Honda put in US$150mil just prior to that...

If you're not wasted, the day is.

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honda is going to regret this I think
they are already talking up the fact the mercedes engine now in the car has 50 more hp than the honda
I predict the team will do better this year than it ever did under honda, and commentators will be saying '10 years under honda and they could never do anything like this' etc.

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