Monday 04 January 2010 at 09:42Everyone at the Team would like to congratulate Team Principal Ross Brawn who received an OBE in the Queens New Years Honours List on 1 January for his services to motorsport over the past 33 years.
Ross commented: “I am surprised and delighted to have been chosen to receive the award of an OBE in the New Years Honours List. Receiving this award is a great personal honour for me however it is only through the dedication and commitment of the many talented people I have worked with and the unstinting support of my family which have led to this award. I am very grateful to everyone involved and pleased that the achievements of everyone at the Brawn GP Formula One Team in particular have been recognised in this way.”
Jenson Button received an MBE on the same occasion in recognition of his achivement of the Formula One World Drivers Championship with Brawn GP.
Jenson said: "This really is the crowning glory to what has been the most incredible year of my life. Everybody at Brawn played their part. It was down to their expertise, dedication and hard work that we were able to achieve so much. We literally started with nothing, but had the belief, determination and passion to take on the world and succeed. Many people played a role in my World Championship - and in receiving this award, I want to acknowledge and thank them for all their efforts. To be recognised by the Queen and the British people is a tremendous honour."