Sunday, 28 July 2013

GALLERY: Scalextric Braun GP F1

Scalextric Braun GP F1 
C3048 'Rubens Barrichello' 2009

As you would expect from a Scalextric product, this slot has a high degree of detail and performs very well on the track.  For my money Scalextric produce the best modern F1 cars on the market.  For those of you that watch with amazement as the 2009 F1 season unfold, a Braun GP car is a must have for your slot car collection.

If you don't follow F1 you're probably wondering why the livery is so plain?  Would you believe me if I told you Braun couldn't get decent sponsorship?  As we know now they went on to win the Constructors and Driver's championship for 2009!

From Wikipedia: 'Brawn GP Formula One Team, the trading name of Brawn GP Limited, was a Formula One motor racing team and constructor, created by a management buyout of Honda Racing F1 Team.

It only competed in the 2009 Formula One World Championship, with drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.  The team clinched that year's constructors' championship, and Button took the drivers' title.  For 2010, the team again changed identity, becoming Mercedes GP.

On its racing debut, the season-opening 2009 Australian Grand Prix, the team took pole position and 2nd place in qualifying and went on to finish first and second in the race. Button won six of the first seven races of the season and on 18 October at the Brazilian Grand Prix, he secured the 2009 Drivers' Championship and the team won the Constructors' Championship.

Barrichello won twice and finished third in the Drivers' Championship. The team won eight of the season's seventeen races, and by winning both titles in its only year of competition became the first to achieve a 100% championship success rate.

On 16 November 2009 it was confirmed that the team's engine supplier, Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with Aabar Investments had purchased a 75.1% stake in Brawn GP (Mercedes: 45.1%; Aabar: 30%), which was renamed Mercedes GP for the 2010 season.'

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