Our new favorite Formula 1 team sure has hit the ground running: after Friday’s announcement that Ross Brawn has purchased Honda’s Grand Prix team to race it as his own, we now have footage of the BGP 001 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
While it does lack sponsorship livery, the car certainly certainly exists and can travel along a racetrack at speed. Driver Jenson Button has posted the fourth fastest time of 01'21.140 at yesterday’s test on the 4.665 kilometer track.
“I can feel the car and the road a lot more with this car than with previous cars, which is great—and it's only going to get better,” Button said, who is perhaps looking for his second Grand Prix victory with the Brawn GP car after scoring his only win in 155 races at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
In additional Brawn GP news, Team Principal Ross Brawn has learned of Jalopnik Space Initiative’s satellite camera and is currently blocking our efforts to take new photographs of his giant outboard brain. Our space team is about to depart from Jalopnik Spaceport to fit a new camera on our imaging satellite which will surely beat the crafty Briton’s cloaking efforts. Please stay tuned.
Photo Credit: Brawn GP