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Brawn, Button and Barrichello's stunning clean sweep

March 29, twelve years ago, saw one of the genuine shocks of modern Formula 1. The new Brawn GP team clinched a 1-2 victory in the 2009 Formula 1 world championship season opener in Australia. By rights, the team shouldn't even have been in Melbourne. It had previously been the Honda works squad until the Japanese manufacturer abruptly ended its involvement in F1 at the end of 2008. Team principal Ross Brawn led a management buy-out to keep the team going. He was also seeking a way to keep the doors open long term. He realised that the best way of finding a buyer for the team was to have a successful 2009. And it couldn't have got off to a better start when Jenson Button clinched pole...
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