Mercedes GP Name Change

The FIA has confirmed that the Brawn GP team will be able to switch its name to Mercedes GP for 2010, owing to the German manufacturer’s long-time association with the sport.

With Brawn having assumed naming rights after the sudden demise and subsequent buy-out of Honda, Mercedes’ acquisition of the championship-winning squad has now led to another incarnation of the former Tyrrell-BAR-Honda-Brawn outfit.

"The F1 Commission agreed that the Brawn team will be allowed to change its chassis name from Brawn to Mercedes," an FIA statement reads.

"The team will continue to receive payments based on its historical performance."

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