The team formerly known as Honda is expected to be launched under its new name ‘Brawn Racing’ later this week. Although details are unclear, the Brackley-based team is thought to have taken the new name from the leader of the reported management buy-out, team principal Ross Brawn. Fan website RealhondaF1.com reports that despite the name ‘Brawn Sport’ being the bookies’ favourite, it understands Brawn Racing will be the preferred choice.
The name will distance itself from its erstwhile parent company Honda, who announced their withdrawal from the sport in December. The team is expected to carry new colours and sponsors, and plans are afoot to shake down the new car, previously known as the RA109, at Silverstone in the near future.
As reported on this website, many employees are to take significant pay cuts in the new spirit of thrift at the team. This includes star driver Jenson Button, who may be partnered by