The extraordinary inside story of Brawn GP's shock 2009 F1 championship win by the former team CEO.
For the first time, Nick Fry, the former CEO of Honda Racing F1 Team, Brawn GP and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, reveals the inside story of the astonishing Brawn GP championship win in 2009 with Jenson Button. This is the full story of how the team was saved from disintegration when Honda suddenly pulled out of Formula One; the management buyout for £1.00; and its subsequent sale to Mercedes for £140 million.
As CEO, Nick Fry was in the driving seat for one of the most incredible journeys in the history of motorsport. Here, he gives an up-close-and-personal account of how he and Ross Brawn turned disaster into championship glory, and offers a unique and thrilling perspective on an elite global sport.
Nick Fry was appointed the managing director of the BAR Formula One team in 2002. When Honda pulled out of F1 in 2008, Fry led a management buy-out, becoming CEO of the Brawn GP team. After the sale of the team to Mercedes he became CEO of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team before leaving in 2013.
Ed Gorman is a journalist with The Times. He has worked as a war and foreign correspondent, and, as motor racing correspondent, he attended 60 consecutive F1 races between 2006-09. In 2017 he published a memoir, Death of a Translator.
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