Video: behind the scenes of our Brawn GP photo shootby Web Editor on 17th September 2019
Jenson Button and Brawn GP's rise to world champions is one of the greatest F1 underdog stories. As Motor Sport magazine marks the 10-year anniversary, see the behind-the-scenes video of our exclusive photoshoot
Formula 1 will likely never see the same sort again. A team winning the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in its first and only attempt.
In the October edition, Motor Sport has delved into the story behind the success, including an exclusive close-up look at the title-winner.
The car looks spectacular, lit with LED lights, but it was far from the work of a moment. Watch the video above to find out how we achieved the effect.
Read our 15-page in-depth look back at Brawn GP's rise from virtual extinction to world champions in the October issue of Motor Sport magazine
Photo: Stuart Collins
Rising from the ashes of Honda F1 Racing, Brawn GP would shock the world when it debuted in Australia and Jenson Button notched up his second Formula 1 victory.
In a season that the team was on the precipice of extinction just months before the lights went out in Melbourne, the Brawn GP BGP 001 took eight race victories on the way to a famous championship title double.
It is a story that laid the foundations for what has become one of F1’s most dominant team in history: Mercedes.
The double diffuser concept was not unique to Brawn as it was present on the Williams and Toyota cars also, but neither would taste victory all season. The Brawn package was race-winning from the moment it left the garage.
The harsh realities soon hit however, and updates for the scarcely-funded team dried up and the chasing pack continued to close.
Button’s six race victories at the very start of the season would be enough to clinch his first and only world championship crown despite Red Bull working its aerodynamic magic in pursuit.
No other team in F1 history has a 100% record for season entries to title successes, a feat that is unlikely to be repeated.
Photo: Stuart Collins
Read about the Brawn GP story in full from its difficult winter to the end-of-season party in Brazil in the October edition of Motor Sport magazine