Barely eight months after Honda called it quits, another manufacturer of white cars is out of Formula One as BMW throws in the towel at the end of this season. What will this mean for the all-conquering Brawn GP?
It was a late March day in Melbourne and Robert Kubica was breathing down hard on Jenson Button’s neck in this season’s first grand prix. Leading the race with three laps to go, Button was slowing down in his yet-unproven ex-Honda on supersoft tires as Kubica crept ever closer in his BMW. The young Pole—like Button, a winner of a single grand prix—was at last set to launch into a season of victories.