Ross Brawn: The man who made Jenson Button
AUTOSPORT spoke exclusively to Brawn to reflect on how it feels to have his name etched forever in the history books, Jenson Button's success, the future of F1's fairytale team and why he's enjoying the sport as much as ever
When Ross Brawn closed the door of his Maranello office in 2006 for the last time, after a decade at Ferrari, he didn't believe it could get any better. He bade farewell to the tifosi after clutching the silverware of five drivers' and six constructors' titles, an era during which the Prancing Horse had become as dominant as any team in the history of grand prix racing.
That sense of ultimate – and seemingly unmatchable – fulfilment was long before Brawn Grand Prix rose out of the ashes of Honda in early 2009. In Brazil, Brawn realised that his best days were far from behind him as the team bearing his name scooped both championships just 12 months after Honda's withdrawal had shattered his world.
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