Mercedes Buys Brawn: Farewell, Brawn GP—Welcome, Mercedes GP

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Mercedes-Benz has announced it has purchased this year’s world champion Brawn GP team and will run it next year as Mercedes Grand Prix.

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This marks the first time that Mercedes-Benz will compete under its own name in Formula One since 1955, when they retired at the end of the season following the disaster at Le Mans.

They have already signed Nico Rosberg as one of their drivers, while world champion Jenson Button is rumored to leave the team and join McLaren. His teammate Rubens Barrichello has already left for Williams.

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Ross Brawn will remain as team principal and part owner.

It appears this year’s offseason will be just as mad as the actual season. Stay tuned.

Source: BBC

Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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