Brawn Puts Tyres Trouble behind It and Powers On

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There’s no doubt the failure to get enough heat into the tyres was a key factor in Jenson Button’s defeat at Silverstone.

But Brawn GP have revealed they are set to hit the German Grand Prix’s world famous Nurburgring with a few new improvements up their sleeve.

“With the confusion over the tyres,” team boss Ross Brawn has admitted.  “We didn’t run some new pieces we had because Friday [at Silverstone] was very difficult with the tyre temperature.

“We couldn’t determine how the new bits were working, so we decided to avoid confusion and went back to what we had in Turkey.

“So we’ve got those bits and we have some new improvements for the Nurburgring.”

When asked if his team had a fight on its hands after Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s 1-2 finish for Red Bull helped closed the points gap for the championship title, Brawn replied: “Yes, we always said there would be!”

Although he is adamant that the progress made by Red Bull at Silverstone was flattered by the tyre temperature issues his team suffered.

Button will be hoping to re-establish himself at the German Grand Prix on 12 July after a disappointing race on home soil when he struggled to get the tyres operating properly.

Alex Kapadia, Operations Team

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