Sunday, May 24, 2009

Take That, Works Teams

Speaking of Formula One, one feature of the current season that I'm really enjoying is that the factory-supported "works" teams of McLaren* and Renault are being outperformed by the "customer" teams powered by the same engines:  Brawn GP and Red Bull, respectively.  Now if only Toro Rosso** were outperforming Ferrari... 

Another enjoyable feature is that Brawn GP is dominating this season, despite being formed, at the last minute, from the ashes of the Honda factory team after the manufacturer pulled out of F1 at the end of last season.

* McLaren is partially owned by Mercedes-Benz.
** Scuderia Toro Rosso, as those of you who speak any of the romance languages might guess, is owned by Red Bull GmbH, and it acts as a second-string team for the first-string Red Bull Racing.

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