Brawn: The Impossible Formula One Story which is currently streaming on Disney + tells the story of the Brawn GP team.
Speaking to Keanu Reeves, who presented the show and produced it, Ross Brawn confirmed that when the decision was made that there would be a management buyout of the team he paid Honda a single British pound.
Towards the end of the 2009 season after drama on track and behind the scenes, team CEO Nick Fry travelled to Malaysia to hold talks with PETRONAS about a sponsorship deal.
Fry confirmed that the oil giant wasn’t interested in sponsoring Brawn GP but that if the team could get a manufacturer on board than they would talk.
The team ended up holding discussions with Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche who said that if the team won the championship they would do a deal.
Brawn GP went on to win both championships, with Jenson Button claiming victory in the Drivers championship.
On November 19, 2009, just one month after they won the championship, it was announced that Mercedes Benz and purchased a majority stake in the Brawn GP team and the rest as they say is history.