Mercedes GP

It seems the rumour-mongering was true: German manufacturer Mercedes has just announced that it has bought a controlling stake in the Brawn GP squad.

Which means that, from next year, Brawn GP becomes Mercedes GP.

Merc and an Abu Dhabi investment company are believed to have bought 75 per cent of the Brawn team, though Ross Brawn is expected to stay on as team principal.

Perhaps strangely, it looks like Merc will not retain incoming World Champion Jenson Button, and will instead employ the services of Nico
Rosberg… and possibly fellow German Nick Heidfeld.

Button, who has been requesting a larger salary from 2010, is expected to partner Lewis Hamilton at McLaren, who themselves be buying back the 40 per cent shareholding from Mercedes by 2011.

Merc will still be supplying McLaren with free engines for the next six years, an arrangement that seems to suit both parties.

Is anyone else a bit sad to have only seen Brawn GP in F1 for one season?

Then again, Ross ‘the Boss’ Brawn has always said it was a waste of advertising potential to have his name on the cars.

But what do you think?

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i feel like nadal when it comes to f1 now.
“WHO’S NEXT?”
what with teams pulling out and others coming in.
it’s like a game of musical chairs.
it’s really turning into a circus..
albeit one with no actual clowns,unless you consider bourdais and other such fools..gosh,i hate clowns.scare the hell out of me..

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Politics is too much loot.so i stopped to see F1-show.,Bored.
better support TopgearF1-gp, lol..!

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i don’t want to miss kimi next season

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Carbonmetal

Go to Finland and stand next to the road for hours on end and maybe at the end of the day you’ll see him flying past in his rally Citroen.

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By the way, don’t forget to take a bottle of Blue Nunn with you. Maybe he’ll spot it from inside the car and stop for a drink.

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@ Dumbo: The name says it all. You’re talking about Sebastien Loeb, not Kimi Raikkonen, Dumbo. Unless Kimi’s heading for rally? If he is, no-one said so…

That is kinda sad news, especially because this means Brawn isn’t all British. I wonder when the last time was when we won F1 with an all-British team? Could be Lotus, but i’m not sure. And that was about 35-40 years ago. Or about three times my age.

On the plus side, they have money to develop a car again for next season. I agree with what every one is saying about the cars. They look like Tonka toys.

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what the hell!!! thats just crap well about the team anyway but they should keep button though but that should make hamilton more competative because hes just going to be jealous of buton nicking his title

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All the ones with * are confirmed

Mclaren: *Button/*Hamilton
Mercedes: Michael Schumacher/Rosberg
Red Bull: *Vettel/*Webber
Ferrari: *Massa/*Alonso
Williams: *Barrichello/*Niko Hulkenburg
Renault: *Kubica/Kovalainen
Force India: Sutil/Liuzzi
Toro Rosso: *Buemi/Alguesuari or Sebastien Loeb
USF1: *Jose Maria Lopez/Scott Speed
Campos: *Bruno Senna/Nelsinho Piquet
Manor: *Glock/*Lucas di Grassi
Lotus: Anthony Davidson/Trulli
BMW if they make it: Heidfeld/Marko Asmer

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And now Rosberg is confirmed at Mercedes

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wow that car in the picture looks wicked

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Awesome brawn needed sponsors and merc have been looking for a team to buy since for a few years! Button is going to Mclaren and will be a poor driver just like he always is, the cars just arent set up for his style. KERS is banned now, and with the new budget incentives removing the regulation rev limiter, no fuel stops and new teams, this will be an exciting season!

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Lets see how Mclaren Mercedes and Mercedes GP compare with eachother on the track, Roll on 2010 season.

Who out there thinks that Mercedes GP will be quicker and who thinks Mclaren Mercedes.

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Blimey!
I think this car has to be the most good looking F1 car i have ever seen!

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Go Mercedes! Kick Mclaren’s ass next year! Also Pleasssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssse give Kimi a conract, so he can be Rosberg’s teammate! Kimi is currently the best F1 driver in the world! Better than Lewis Hamilton! Don’t give Shummmy a contract because he’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo old to drive because he’s going to be 41 next year! Kimi is the best! Go Mercedes and please give Kimi a contreact!

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Liking the car.. have always liked mercs and will wait to see if they can do anything spectaculr!!!!!

Shame about button leaveing but then having 2 top british drivers will be awsome at mclaran

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Loving the car mayne! =D

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Mercedes-Benz was allways my No. 1 car manufacturer in the world and buying the Brawn GP was a excellent decision! McLaren is no longer the F1 team that used to be in the past! The 2009 F1 car was very bad! But, in order for the new Mercedes-Benz F1 Team to be the 2010 champion, they have to keep Mr. Ross Brawn as team boss. For the moment money is not a problem for the Germans, so they have to get two good drivers and the No. 1 pilot must be Kimi Raikonen!
Sorry for my poor english!

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iwould like to see kimi raikkonen at MERCEDES GP

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Now edited! All the ones with * are confirmed

Mclaren: *Button/*Hamilton
Mercedes: Michael Schumacher/Rosberg
Red Bull: *Vettel/*Webber
Ferrari: *Massa/*Alonso
Williams: *Barrichello/*Niko Hulkenburg
Renault: *Kubica/Bertrand Baguette
Force India: *Sutil/*Liuzzi
Toro Rosso: *Buemi/Alguesuari or Sebastien Loeb
USF1: *Jose Maria Lopez/Scott Speed
Campos: *Bruno Senna/Nelsinho Piquet
Manor: *Glock/*Lucas di Grassi
Lotus: *Trulli/*Kovalainen
BMW: *Kobayashi/Heidfeld

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Change that, Schumacher and Rosberg (Comment 83.)

Imagine in Bahrain, it could be a McLaren/Merc 1-2-3-4

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It’s the perfect car for Darth Vader!

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