Mercedes - First F1 Engine to Win 3 Consecutive Races
“I think the other huge credit has to go to Mercedes-Benz. I don’t know if it has been observed but the engine in Jenson’s car is the first F1 engine to win three races in succession. To have an engine which is that good in terms of its performance, durability and reliability is a tribute to the guys in Stuttgart and Brixworth,” said Brawn after the race in the Principality.
The Mercedes-powered machineries (from Brawn GP) have so far won 5 out of the first 6 races this season, all through British re-born star Jenson Button. The incredible success of the BGP 001 this season has, in fact, led to several members of the Daimler board of directors consider fitting the Brackley built car with the 3-point star.
Mercedes' motorsport director Norbert Haug admitted it, while also making it very clear that McLaren will remain the German car maker's works outfit in Formula One.
The deal between Brawn GP and Mercedes was signed less than a month before the start of the 2009 campaign, but has proved a real hit so far.
Thanks to the powerful & reliable engines from the German manufacturer, Brawn GP has managed to get the maximum of potential from their 8 units designated by the FIA for the entire 2009 season. Having used only 2 engines so far, Brawn will have 6 more units to use for the upcoming 11 races of the season.