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Brawn Loking Strong for Spa

The Brackley based Formula One team travels to Belgium with a positive general mood. The win in Valencia appears to have really bossted the team's morale.

Both drivers love the track and believe experience is of vital importance for winning here. Although contained in declarations, both Button and Barrichello are determined to get a good result here.

"Spa is one of my favourite circuits and has a layout which gives everything you could want as a driver. It's one of the fastest and most challenging circuits in the world with hills, fast corners and long straights which combine to give you a real buzz to drive, just like Suzuka and Silverstone", said Button enthusiastically.

"Eau Rouge is still a legendary corner, although it is usually easy flat for us in the dry, but the feeling when you hit the bottom of the hill, touch the ground and shoot straight back up again is amazing", the Brit continued.

A very excited Barrichello underlined the big role experience with this track plays in getting a good result as well as a proper car setup: "the lap is really long and fast with some great corners and it gives you a fantastic feeling in a Formula One car. Experience is a key factor as you can pick up a lot of time if you get the car set-up just right and you have to be precise in your timing to make the most of the track time in practice and qualifying".

Team principal, Ross Brawn had the following to add: "although we believe that we now have a better understanding of our recent tyre issues, the lower track temperatures at Spa will be the proving ground for this. We will have another busy testing programme on Friday to validate the conclusions reached in Valencia and then build our weekend from there".


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