1. Brawn Back in Business in Italian Final Practice

    Last night, Monza was drenched by thunderstorms, but you wouldn’t know that going to the track this morning as the sun beautifully coated the circuit and heated the fans, rewarding them for their loyalty...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  2. Technical Issues Spoil Brawn's Fun in Italian Second Practice

    After such an encouraging morning session it was pretty annoying to see both Jens and Rubens so close to the bottom of the pack at the end of Friday. Jens had definitely been affected by a series of small issues and I expect Rubens had some problems too.

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 65 reads 9 comments

  3. Promising First Practice for Brawn in the Italian Sunshine

    As the F1 circus rolled into Monza for the final chapter in 2009’s European battle, the result is as predictable as Fernando Alonso’s future! On paper, it should be a Brawn ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  4. The Most Important Man in the 2009 WRC Driver's Championship Battle

    Last weekend was a crucial one in, arguably the most exciting season in the WRC for a long time. (I don't care what the misery guts say....I know you lot argue that Hirvonen only has a chance through Loeb’s mistakes...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 92 reads 0 comments

  5. Why Toyota should come home to the WRC!

    I must admit that when I was smaller, the thing that drew me to Toyota Team Europe (TTE) was not any loyalty to the Manufacturer, it wasn’t even that I loved the drivers.....

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 794 reads 8 comments

  6. Jenson Button: Officially F1's Luckiest Man in Spa!

    Well I suppose as a Brawn fan that was a very strange race! It was appalling for Jenson who only completed four corners, but on the other hand despite a terrible start from Rubens, ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 848 reads 6 comments

  7. It's Not as Bad as It May Seem for Brawn in Spa

    Well I went through the trouble of arguing in defence of Jenson after Saturday practice this morning and what does he do in qualifying? Make himself and me look very silly! Of course I’m ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 91 reads 8 comments

  8. Brawn GP Continue Tests in P3.…and Leave Jenson Button Alone!!

    This is a split article. Half of me just wants to rise above the press and simply report on the practice session and half of me wants to scream my head off! Throughout the last three practice ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 131 reads 7 comments

  9. Solid 90 Minute Tests for Brawn GP in Practice Two

    After the rain in practice one upset Brawn’s chances of some decent tests, the sunny second session was perfect...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  10. Belgian Rain Ruins Brawn's First Practice Session

    As we headed into the first practice session before Sunday’s Belgium Grand Prix, Brawn GP were looking to improve on their thus far poor, cold track record...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 69 reads 2 comments

  11. Brawn Strategy Pays Off in the Most Dull Race of the Season

    It has taken five years, but Rubens Barrichello has finally won a race again! It was a fantastic performance for the Brazilian who truly deserved a victory. However, the race itself was easily one of the most boring I have seen in a long time...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 114 reads 23 comments

  12. Codemasters Ruin Rallying!

    I am an X-Box 360 gamer and a Huge WRC fan. I did own a few early PC rally games, but my computer was never fast enough to run them properly...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 205 reads 7 comments

  13. Brawn Disappoint in Valencia Qualifying

    Well, after all that promise in the practice sessions leading up to today’s session, Brawn were pretty rubbish when it really mattered...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 129 reads 10 comments

  14. Formula 1: Red Flag Messes up Practice Three, but Brawn Still Look Strong!

    After a really great day yesterday, we Brawn maniacs went into the last practice session with very high hopes. Whilst to an extent the session went well, a red flag caused by Vettel’s engine ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  15. Great Stuff from Brawn GP in Valencia Practice Two

    In P1 Brawn GP had been giving out some very mixed messages. Whilst seemingly doing well on track, the faces of the mechanics and reports from journalists seemed to suggest that the morning wasn’t going very well...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 95 reads 2 comments

  16. Mixed Messages from Brawn GP in Valencia Practice One

    After a four-week break, the F1 circus rolls back into town. Unfortunately, if Valencia 2009 is going to be anything like 2008.....

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  17. The Honda Debate: Would Jenson Be on Top if He Was Powered by Japan?

    I cannot for the life of me understand why Honda pulled out of F1 in 2008. They were struggling in the terrible financial climate, but they had already basically paid for the BGP001...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 292 reads 12 comments

  18. Why Did People Get Bored with Brawn?

    When I started writing for Bleacher report almost one year ago, Honda (the team I supported and loved), were in the middle of a dire season that had led on from a spectacularly disappointing 2007 campaign...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 157 reads 30 comments

  19. Michael Schumacher's Shock F1 Return Makes It Four World Champs on the Grid!

    The news was officially broken to me by my dad, who burst into my room and said: “Have you heard!?” I replied, “Yeah, I know, BMW are out...” “No,” he replied...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 463 reads 11 comments

  20. It's Not the End of the World for Brawn GP in Hungary

    As you will all probably know, Felipe Massa’s condition was far worse than expected immediately after qualifying. He had to undergo surgery, and although he is reportedly stable, he remains in intensive care...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 317 reads 3 comments

  21. Alonso on Top As Brawn Suffer Their Worst Ever Qualifying

    I really don’t know what to say about that qualifying session. Of course, we should all be thinking about Massa and as I write this, I understand he is OK...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 142 reads 8 comments

  22. Another Calm Practice from Brawn GP

    Friday was never going to show too much as the relatively unused track needed to be cleaned and ‘driven in.’ Unfortunately, rain on Friday night meant that the track this morning ...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 74 reads 1 comments

  23. A Sensible Day of Testing for Brawn in Hungary

    After a very encouraging test in the morning, Brawn GP went into the afternoon’s session quietly confident. The big question today was tire temperature and grip on a relatively unused track...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 73 reads 2 comments

  24. A Quiet but Positive Morning for Brawn GP

    With higher track temperatures and a great deal of slow corners, it is the Hungarian GP that should be the race in which Brawn take the fight back to Red Bull...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  25. Can Jenson Reclaim the Hungarian Grand Prix?

    I loved 2006. Fernando won the drivers title and the season finished with me thinking that next year it might well be Jenson covered in silver stuff, celebrating his first World Championship...

    Patrick Allen Written by Patrick Allen about over 5 years ago 174 reads 7 comments