Brawn honored by queen after F1 triumph

Ross Brawn has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for guiding

his team to last season’s Formula One championship.

The 55-year-old team principal of Mercedes GP received the OBE

(Officer of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace

on Wednesday. The honor recognizes not only last year’s F1 victory

under the name of Brawn GP but also 30 years of service to the


Brawn’s talents helped Jenson Button win his first F1 drivers

title last season but the British driver has moved to McLaren.