Exclusive Nick Fry Q&A: The ex-Brawn GP boss on the amazing 2009 F1 season

Nick answers your questions about how the team rescued from the ashes of Honda Racing went on to win both championships in one incredible season

2y ago

In late 2008 Honda shocked the motor racing world by announcing they were pulling out of Formula 1 with immediate effect.

Incredibly, that decision turned out to be the very first chapter in the story of what would become Brawn GP – the team that beat the odds to not only survive in the cut-throat world of F1, but also to win the constructors' championship and the drivers' title with Jenson Button in its only year of existence.

Nick Fry was the chief executive of the Honda team and, along with Ross Brawn, was one of the key figures in ensuring the team's survival and title success. Over the next few weeks DriveTribe will be running exclusive extracts from Nick's new book 'Survive. Drive. Win. The inside Story of Brawn GP and Jenson Button's Incredible F1 Championship Win' ahead of its launch on October 3.

But before we get a sneak peek at the book, we visited Nick's home and asked him the questions you sent in for him. Watch the video below to get some insider secrets on the incredible Brawn GP story, plus Nick's take on the double diffuser row, why he missed Jenson Button's Monaco Grand Prix victory and his memories of working with the great Michael Schumacher.

He also reveals what the team was originally going to be called before it became Brawn GP...

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Comments (8)

  • Nick Fry answers your questions @tribe

      2 years ago
  • I always said give jenson a decent car he will win the championship what a car they built him to do it in

      2 years ago
  • Hey! He answered my question!

      2 years ago