- The Brawn BGP 001

BRAWN BGP 001: A 2009 TO REMEMBER

In its only Formula 1 season, the Brawn GP won both the constructors and the drivers championship

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Honda's return to the Formula 1 championship ended ingloriously in 2008 when, after a catastrophic season, the Japanese company announced its retirement by transferring the development facility and drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello to Ross Brawn.

Front section

Front section

The former Ferrari team manager immediately entrusted the designers Jörg Zander and Loïc Bigois with the task of completing the development of the new BGP 001 based on an original Honda F1 which remained unfinished.

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Side section

The car was based on a monocoque carbon fiber chassis with honeycomb structure while the engine was a Mercedes-Benz FO108W V8 2.4 32V managed by a seven-speed sequential gearbox and combined with rear wheel drive.

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Rear section

Amid the general amazement, the BGP 001 proved to be extremely competitive enough to win eight races, four of which with a brace, thus guaranteeing the conquest of the constructors and the drivers titles by Jenson Button.

Upper section

Upper section

At the end of the season, given the extraordinary result, the team was acquired by Mercedes-Benz which transformed it into its own racing team.

The story of the BGP 001

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Highlights of the Australian GP 2009

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Highlights of the Malaysian GP 2009

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Highlight of the Europe GP 2009

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Highlights of Italian GP 2009

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Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation

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