Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Honda appoint Ross Brawn as team boss // Jenson complains about pace as Brawn arrives to turn things around

Published by Christine

Honda appoint Ross Brawn as team boss
Honda appoint Ross Brawn as team boss audio waveform
00:01:00
Slow

Hello everyone, I’m Christine and this is F1Minute for the 12th November 2007.

Honda have been in the news over the weekend, starting with Jenson Button’s admission that he is not happy. Button issued an ultimatum saying he needs to see better performance or he will head elsewhere. Selected quotes include: “The car was a complete dog, and I’m just not interested in racing like this,” and “I can’t be bothered with working my nuts off and qualifying 14th anymore. It’s making me unhappy.”

Today, Honda have announced that Ross Brawn, ex-Ferrari technical director, will be joining them as team boss on 26th November. Rumours had been circulating that Brawn would be looking for a new challenge after his championship winning partnership with Michael Schumacher came to an end last year. Brawn believes that Honda will provide that challenge and he can turn the team’s fortunes around.

Also announced today, with much less fanfare, is the news that a restructure at Ferrari sees Stefano Domenicali take over from Jean Todt as F1 boss, whilst the latter will remain in a chief executive position.

That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.