Honda becomes Brawn, and let us hope that the name will signify strength. In the early hours of this morning in Europe the Honda car company and Ross Brawn announced that the British Formula One team director had completed a buyout of the team formerly called Honda.
This is great news for F1, and even greater news for all those people who are growing sick and tired of hearing nothing but doom and gloom stories in the media. Formula 1 had the choice to allow the Honda pullout to gut it down from 10 to nine teams, or to surmount the setback with a response of optimism. It chose the latter route, as the series banded together to help save the Brackley, England, based team. In doing this, the series also showed that Formula 1 is greater than its parts - this is not just a manufacturer's series. This is a racing team series.
Oh, and by the way, like that other new team USGP, this one has also already begun to construct its own Web site at Brawngp.com.