The Brawn BGP 001 which Jenson Button became Great Britain’s 10th F1 World Champion will make a sensational return to action at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Brawn BGP 001 is designed and built by Brawn GP. It was the first, and only, F1 car used by the Brawn GP team, used to contest the 2009 season. The car won eight out of the seventeen races it competed in.
Brawn GP remains the only team to hold a 100% success rate in F1, following the team’s sale to Daimler AMG in November 2009, whereupon it was rebranded as Mercedes GP, which recently secures Lewis Hamilton to back-to-back drivers’ titles.
Speaking about the car’s return Ross Brawn said: “I’m absolutely delighted that one of only three Brawn BGP 001s built is coming to the Festival of Speed. I’ve had chassis 002, which is the very car Jenson Button used throughout his world title-winning season in 2009, in my collection since that time and can’t wait for it to turn a wheel under its own power for the first time since that incredible season.
“The car was stripped and rebuilt before I took it and has been rarely seen in public since then. Frazer Deane at D3 Racing is meticulously going over it in readiness for its run up the hill at the Festival and some of the mechanics who worked on the car in period are giving up their time to help run it at FoS.
“I can’t think of a better place to show off the car than at Goodwood. The event is remarkable. I’ve been many times and love getting up close to such important competition cars. In F1 you get very close to your own car, but not to anyone else’s! The public’s enthusiasm for the history of motorsport is one of the reasons the event is such a success. It’s superbly well run and a real history lesson.”