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Melbourne Flashback: Brawn stun with debut in 2009

A Formula 1 miracle happened before Melbourne's eyes on 4 March 2009, a new entry, Brawn GP, was formed following the demise of the Honda Racing F1 Team, fielding former Honda drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. The Ross Brawn-led team revealed their identity only three days prior to testing, making a big statement from the get-go. By the final day of pre-season – exactly one week later – Button was fastest by just over one second to the next best Ferraris. In Melbourne, Brawn GP swept all practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix before locking out the front row in dominant style. Button – who had a single Grand Prix victory to his name at the time – led teammate...
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