Ross Brawn and the other directors of the former Brawn GP outfit did quite handsomely out of their brief stint as the owners of the team that secured the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships in 2009.
London’s Companies House shows that Brawn GP registered a net profit of $152 million for the 2009 tax year, just a year after Honda pulled the pin on the operation and sold it to Brawn and his team for just $1.
In salaries, Brawn paid himself and his co-directors some $10 million in 2009, and managed to loan the team some $4.5 million to stay afloat, which has since been repaid.
It certainly makes Honda’s decision to quit F1 look all the more foolish, in addition to showing what can be achieved on a shoestring budget.
[Original image via AUTOSPORT]