The inside story of Mercedes' breakthrough

The inside story of Mercedes' breakthrough

After two disappointing races in Australia and Malaysia, it all came good for Mercedes in China. Adam Cooper relives the whole weekend with team principal Ross Brawn

Mercedes GP has been a clear fourth in the pecking order over the past two years, and for that reason it's been easy to forget that it's a team of proven winners. It was just a question of getting the car right – as it did so spectacularly as Brawn GP in 2009.

And since that amazing season Mercedes has added the likes of Bob Bell, Aldo Costa and Geoff Willis, all men who have won with teams up and down the pitlane and, like team principal Ross Brawn, know exactly what's needed.

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