Brawn Racing? Surely not…

The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year.

Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing:

There?s an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken two names:

BRAWNRACING.COM and BRAWNRACING.CO.UK

Here, the data concerning the domain register:

BRAWNRACING.COM

Registrant: Caroline McGrory
28 The Hall Close
Rugby
Cv22 6NP
UK

Domain name: brawnracing.com

Created on: 2009-02-25
Expires on: 2011-02-25

Is this the new identity of the team formerly known as Honda? Or someone taking a punt on what the team will be called, and pre-emptively registering the domain name in the hope of making some quick cash? Answers in the comments…

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67 comments on Brawn Racing? Surely not…

  1. Tengil said on 28th February 2009, 15:35

    TBA Racing sounds good to me :) That’s what it’s called in my head anyway.

  2. Robert McKay said on 28th February 2009, 16:12

    I quite liked the suggestion of someone on another forum of EuroBrawn, a nice pastiche of EuroBrun :-D

  3. Somers said on 28th February 2009, 17:28

    LOL the domain squatters are about, somebody has bought http://www.brawnsport.co.uk and .com

  4. formula 1 fan said on 28th February 2009, 17:51

    the name brawn racing reminds me fo the old saying – no brains all brawn

  5. John H said on 28th February 2009, 18:06

    I prefer just ‘Brawn’… rather like McLaren or Ferrari: for example:

    “Look look under the bridge there….that’s one of the Brawns!”

  6. Martin Bell said on 28th February 2009, 18:11

    What about “Brawn Again”?

    • I like it, reminds me of an ABBA tribute band I saw once called Bjorn Again.

      And their theme song could be Take a Chance on me. They could play it at meetings with potential sponsors. Or maybe Money Money Money – although that’s really Bernie’s theme song…

  7. Dan Beamond said on 28th February 2009, 18:26

    I would love it if Ross Brawn can carry this through.. Maybe get Micheal back for a couple of seasons Yipppeee

  8. As my wife’s English granny was fond of saying, “Call me anything but late for supper.” Call the old Honda whatever they want, but get it on the grid!

    Great news, really.

  9. Adam Cooper, who wrote the article about BRAWN SPORT, wrote this at his column:

    I made a few phone calls and one very good source told me that the deal was indeed basically done. Not only that, but I could write that the team would be called Brawn Sport – and he was absolutely adamant on that.
    So I did exactly that on speedtv.com this morning, and thus you guys were the first to hear that phrase. I’ve been joking for a while that it might be called Ross Brawn Racing, so presumably someone thought RBR was a bad choice. I’m not sure that BS is much better…

    Surprisingly our story wasn’t picked up by the rest of the world’s media, but it did cause some activity on the forums. And intriguingly one race fan found that http://www.brawnsport.com had indeed been allocated to somebody. Of course, for all I knew that could be a boxing gym in New Zealand, but a quick look on Google for ‘Brawnsport’ brought guess what? Our speedtv.com news story at the top of the list…

  10. I think they should call it Forti F1 as a nod to the old days of teams with no cash and a snowball in haides chance of surviving more than a season and a half.

    I sincerely hope that Ross has sorted the financial backing for the behemoth that it is. Super Aguri could trounce Honda with less than half the staff and almost no money. I have my doubts if Ross can really the team around.

    Oh, to whoever buys the team, please sack Nick Fry!!

  11. Bikouros said on 28th February 2009, 19:40

    Well, it’s not the worst name in the world, but I don’t think Ross Brawn would be vain enough the plaster is own name on the ‘team’.

  12. Brawn racing sounds a lot better and relates to F1 in a way, however to respect prestige tyrell would be great to hear in f1 again. I just hope he has the financial backing and if it is successful this buyout he sacks nick fry.

  13. I don’t think Ross Brawn would be vain enough the plaster is own name on the ‘team’.

    Nick Fry might be though.

    Fried Brawn?

  14. Leslie said on 28th February 2009, 20:27

    Be positive guys it could have Fry F1sh.

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