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good photograph not only captures a moment in time it captures an emotion sometimes missed in the live event itself. Freezing that moment when the static image is greater than the moving image is a skill and talent demonstrated by Jad and Jean-Francois in this collection of photographs. The mechanical structure of a racing accident, the human emotion of our sport are all contained within these images. My career in Motor Racing stretches over 30 years and perhaps I reached my pinnacle this year, but who knows?? But the collation of my career put together by Jad and JF brought back very fond memories of all the phases, successful and sometimes not so successful, but always enjoyable. I can now identify the Ferrari years as the period that turned my hair grey..!! Enjoy this book and as always, with good photographs, take your time to appreciate the hidden qualities, Kind regards, Ross Brawn

02 ACTION 28 BEAUTY & THE BEASTS 54 ART & DESIGN 68 CULMINATION 94 FLASH BACK


Action F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Interlagos, Brazil - October 17


LMS V. Ickx (Creation Judd) Le Mans, France - June 14


F1 Kobayashi (Toyota) Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 1


F1 Liuzzi (Force India) Interlagos, Brazil - October 17

F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Monza, Italy - September 11

F1 Massa (Ferrari) Interlagos, Brazil - October 18


GP2 Grosjean (Campos) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 22


F1 Buemi (Toro Rosso) Suzuka, Japan - September 25


PSC Huisman (SPS Performance) Monza, Italy - September 11


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 1

F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Sakhir, Bahrain - April 26

F1 Kovalainen (McLaren) Sakhir, Bahrain - April 26


WRC Loeb (Citroen) Rally d'Italia Sardegna - May 21


DTM Green (Mercedes) Dijon, France - October 11


F1 Kubica (BMW Sauber) Sakhir, Bahrain - April 25

GP2 Di Grassi (Racing Engineering) Spa, Belgium - August 29


F1 Coulthard (Red Bull) Rotterdam, Holland - August 14


WRC Hirvonen (Ford) Acropolis Rally of Greece - June 14


WRC Citroen, Rally Australia - September 6

NASCAR Dover, United States - May 31

WTCC Muller (Seat) Marrakech, Morocco - May 1

F1 Ferrari, Nurburgring, Germany - July 12

F1 Catalunya, Spain - May 9

F1 Kovalainen (McLaren) Interlagos, Brazil - October 18

DTM Tomczyk, Scheider, Catalunya, Spain - September 20


DAKAR Chagin, Savostin, Nikolaev (KAMAZ) Argentina - January 17

F1 Alguersuari (Toro Rosso) Monza, Italy - Sept 10

F1 Liuzzi (Force India) Marina Bay - Sept 25


F1 Alonso (Renault) Marina Bay, Singapore - Sept 27


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Monza, Italy - September 12

F1 Vettel (Red Bull) Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 1

LMS Portimao, Portugal - August 1


NASCAR Dover, United States - May 31

F3 Bianchi (ART) Dijon, France - October 10

STOCKCAR Santa Cruz, Brazil - May 17

F1 Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) Monza, Italy - September 10

LMS Primat, Turner, Ramos (AMR) Portugal - August 1

Super GT Suzuka, Japan - August 23

F1 Sepang, Malaysia - April 5

F1 Massa (Ferrari) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 25


Beauty & the beasts ALMS Bourdais (Peugeot) Sebring, USA - March 19


F1 Nakajima (Williams) Hungary - July 25

F1 Istanbul, Turkey - June 7

F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 23

F1 Fisichella (Ferrari) Monza, Italy - September 10

F1 Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 23

F1 Rosberg (Williams) Monza, Italy - September 10

F1 Glock (Toyota) Valencia, Spain - August 21


F1 Kubica (BMW Sauber) Shanghai, China - April 18

F1 R. Brawn (Brawn) Istanbul, Turkey - June 4

F1 N. Lauda, Nurburgring, Germany - August 12


F1 Alonso (Renault) Albert Park, Australia - March 26


F1 Branson, Sakhir, Bahrain - April 26


F1 Button (Brawn) and Jessica, Valencia, Spain - August 23


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) and Nicole Scherzinger (Pussy Cat Dolls) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26


F1 Buemi (Toro Rosso) Melbourne, Australia - March 25

F1 Alonso (Renault ) Marina Bay, Singapore - September 27


WRC Loeb (Citroen) Rally Finland - August 2


F1 Hungaroring, Hungary - July 24 F1 Albert Park, Australia - March 29


NASCAR Montoya (Chevrolet) United States - May 30

F1 Rosberg (Williams) Monza, Italy - September 10

F1 Brawn, Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 31

F1 Badoer (Ferrari) Spa, Belgium - August 30

F1 Valencia, Spain - August 23

F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Valencia, Spain - August 21

ALMS Sebring, United States - March 20


F1 Raikkonen (Ferrari) Interlagos, Brazil - November 15


F1 Button (Brawn) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 23


F1 Webber (Red Bull) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 25


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Suzuka, Japan - October 2


F1 Vettel (Red Bull) Marina Bay, Singapore - September 24


ROC Vettel, M. Schumacher, Beijing - November 3

F1 Buemi (Toro Rosso) Suzuka, Japan - October 1

F1 Beyonce, Marina Bay, Singapore - September 26

F1 Fisichella (Force India) Spa, Belgium - August 27

WTCC Curitiba, Brazil - March 8


F1 Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 25

F1 Silverstone, Great Britain - June 20

F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Marina Bay, Singapore - September 24


F1 Manama, Bahrain - April 23


Art & design F1 Sepang, Malaysia - April 3


F1 Buemi (Toro Rosso) Shanghai, China - April 16

F1 Ferrari, Hungaroring, Hungary - July 25


F1 Williams, Shanghai, China - April 17


F1 Shanghai, China - April 17

F1 Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) Spa, Belgium - August 29


F1 Toyota, Interlagos, Brazil - October 15


F1 Ferrari, Catalunya, Spain - May 7


F1 Raikkonen (Ferrari) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 21


F1 Spa, Belgium - August 30

F1 Sepang, Malaysia - April 4


F1 Sakhir, Bahrain - April 24

F1 Sepang, Malaysia - April 3


F1 Interlagos, Brazil - October 17

F1 Vettel (Red Bull) Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 1

F1 Shanghai, China - April 17


F1 Glock (Toyota) Spa, Belgium - August 30


PCCJ Akura (Artec) Suzuka, Japan - September 25


Culmination F1 Button (Brawn) Albert Park, Australia - March 29


F1 Webber (Red Bull) Shanghai, China - April 19


GP2 Hulkenberg (ART) Monza, Italy - September 12 F3 Bianchi (ART) Dijon, France - October 11


F1 Fisichella (Force India) Spa, Belgium - August 30


F1 Red Bull, Silverstone, Great Britain - June 21

ROC Vettel, Beijing, China - November 3

F1 Trulli (Toyota) Suzuka, Japan - October 4

F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Valencia, Spain - August 23

F1 Raikkonen, Massa (Ferrari) Sakhir, Bahrain - April 26

NASCAR Johnson (Chevrolet) Dover, USA - May 31

F1 Hungaroring, Hungary - July 23


DTM Trophy, Catalunya, Spain - September 20

F1 N. Piquet (Renault) Albert Park, Australia - March 29

DTM Scheider (Audi) Catalunya, Spain - September 20


F1 Glock (Toyota) Marina Bay, Singapore - September 27


WTCC Y. Muller (Seat) Curitiba, Brazil - March 8

WRC Hirvonen (Ford) Rally GB - October 25

WRC Loeb, Elena (Citroen) Rally Norway - February 15


F1 Vettel (Red Bull) Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 1


F1 Webber (Red Bull) Interlagos, Brazil - October 18

F1 Grosjean (Renault) Valencia, Spain - August 20


F1 Button (Brawn) Sepang, Malaysia - April 5


F1 Kubica (BMW Sauber) Interlagos, Brazil - October 18

F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26


F1 Valencia, Spain - August 23

WTCC Larini (Chevrolet) Marrakech, Morocco - May 3


F1 Vettel (Red Bull) Suzuka, Japan - October 4 F1 Red Bull, Silverstone, Great Britain - June 21


F1 McLaren, Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26

F1 Raikkonen (Ferrari) Hungary - July 26

F1 Sutil (Force India) Hamilton (McLaren) Italy - Sept 12

F1 Alonso (Renault ) Great Britain - June 21

F1 Ferrer, Spanish TV3, Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26

F1 Leberer (BMW Sauber) Monza, Italy - September 13

F1 Button (Brawn) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 24


F1 Webber (Red Bull) Nurburgring, Germany - July 12

NASCAR Johnson (Chevrolet) Dover, United States -

F1 Van Eldik, Photographer, Great Britain - June 20


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26


F1 Barrichello (Brawn) Valencia, Spain - August 23


F1 Ferrari, Hungaroring, Hungary - July 23


F1 Hamilton (McLaren) Hungaroring, Hungary - July 26


Jenson Button Nationality: Date of birth: Place of birth: Lives: Marital status: Hobbies:

Race Driver British 19 January 1980 Frome, Somerset, England Monaco Single Water sports, cycling, ski, touring, cars and music

GP debut: First win Pole positions: GP starts: GP wins:

Australia 2000 Hungary 2006 7 170 7

2009 2006-08 2003-05 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1989-97

Brawn GP Formula One Team: World Champion Formula One: Honda Racing F1 Team Formula One: B路A路R Honda Formula One: Renault F1 Formula One: Benetton Formula One: Williams British Formula 3 Series: Top rookie driver British FF Series: Winner, European FF Series British, Italian, European, World Cup & American Kart Series

Ross Brawn Nationality: Date of birth: Place of birth: Lives: Marital status: Hobbies:

Team Principal Brawn GP British 23 November 1954 Manchester, England Henley-on-Thames, England Married to Jean with two daughters, Helen and Amy Gardening, fishing, music

FLASH BACK March 2009 Nov 2007 1997 1991 1989 1986 1984 1979 1978 1977 1976 1971

Team Principal, Brawn GP Formula One Team Team Principal, Honda Racing F1 Team Technical Director, Scuderia Ferrari Technical Director, Benetton F1 Technical Director TWR / Jaguar Racing Chief Designer, Arrows F1 Chief Aerodynamicist, Force/Beatrice F1 R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist, Williams GP Mechanic, Williams GP Mechanic, March Engineering Machinist, Williams F1 Trainee Engineer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority


KARTING Button, Genk - Belgium 1997

FORMULA FORD Button, Hockenheim 1998

F3 Button, Silverstone - Great-Britain 1999

F1 Button (BAR Honda) China September 2004

F1 Button (Brawn) Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 2009


F1 Button (Benetton) Spa, Belgium - September 2001

F1 Button (BAR Honda) Barrichello (Ferrari) Istanbul Park, Turkey - August 2005

F1 Button (Honda) Fuji, Japan - September 2008

F1 Button (Williams) France - June 2000

F1 Button (Honda) Hungaroring, Hungary - August 2006


F1 Brawn and wife Jean, Brazil - October 2009

F1 Melbourne, Australia - March 2009

F1 R. Brawn (Brawn) Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 2009

F1 Button (Brawn) Catalunya, Spain - May 2009

F1 Melbourne, Australia - March 2009

F1 Brawn double deck twin diffuser, Spain - August 2009


F1 R. Brawn, Barrichello (Honda Racing) Silverstone, Great Britain - July 2008

F1 M. Schumacher, R. Brawn (Ferrari) Italy - October 2006


F1 R. Brawn, M. Schumacher, J. Todt (Ferrari) Spa, Belgium - August 2004


F1 Ferrari, Maranello, Italy - February 2005

F1 Ligier test - M. Schumacher, Portugal - Dec 1994

F1 M. Schumacher (Ferrari) Spain - May 2004

F1 R. Brawn, M. Schumacher, Australia - Nov 1994

F1 Arrows Magatron, 1988

ENDURANCE TWR Jaguar, Monza, Italy - 1991

F1 M. Schumacher (Benetton) Germany - July 1995

F1 Arrows Ford, Imola, Italy - April1989


F1 Jones (Williams Ford) Dijon, France - July 1981


F1 Jones (Force Beatrice Lola Hart) 1985

F1 Rosberg (Williams Honda) USA - March 1983

F1 R. Brawn, Oatley, Jones (Force Beatrice Lola) 1985

F1 Rosberg (Williams Honda) Austria 1984


Photography: Jean-François Galeron Jad Sherif Special thanks to: Rolex, Le Mans 24 Hours Tudor, Porsche Super Cup Ross Brawn Bernard Asset

Hiroshi Yamamura Participation of: Luca Bassani Studio Colombo Jorge CuĂąha Frits Van Eldik Hiroshi Kaneko David Lord Dieter Mathis

Concept and layouts: David Schenker info@Wri2.net Printers: Imprimerie Genevoise SA


w w w . W r i 2 . n e t An exciting selection of more tha n 300 original and c o lo u r f u l images. Wr i2 ha ve captured the thrills and spills from all the major motor racing series including F1 Gr ands P r i x , W R C , G P 2 , L e M a n s , DT M , F 3 a n d W T C C . P l u s U S A NASCAR events. Japanese Super GT and For mula Nippon. Preface by Ross Brawn, Team Principal, Brawn GP Formula One Team, 2009 Drivers and Constructors World Champions.


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