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Brawn doesn't see fairytale underdog Brawn GP story happening ever again

Ross Brawn believes a unique situation like the one that led to the one season Brawn GP story could never happen in Formula 1 again.

Ross Brawn doesn't believe that an underdog story like his eponymous team could ever happen again. In late 2008, with Honda pulling out of Formula 1, Brawn bought out the remains of the team to keep it alive. Astonishingly, the car turned out to be incredibly dominant, and the newly formed Brawn team romped to both titles before being sold to Mercedes. With the team winning the titles in their one and only year of existence as Brawn GP, the current F1 Managing Director doesn't believe such unique circumstances could ever happen again. "I don't, unfortunately,see Brawn GP happening again," Brawn said in an interview with the Muscle Help Foundation. "It was a peculiar combination of a huge amount of money that Honda spent on the design of the car, and then walking away from it. So, for a small team with a limited budget, we were given this present from Honda. "I mean, we'd created it, but we were given this present from Honda, which had had hundreds of millions spent on it. We delivered and that was what we had to do. We had to deliver that gift. And I don't see how that will happen again. "So, and the reality is in Formula 1, it's very, very competitive. And the teams with the greatest resources and don't make mistakes are the ones that win. And that's why we've got the budget caps coming in because we want to level the field."

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