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Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Detail-driven David & Goliath story has crashes, cursing.

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Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story poster: Keanu Reeves stands next to image of Jenson Button celebrating from the Brawn BGP 001.

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The detail-driven docuseries shares lots of behind-the-scenes machinations that Formula 1 lovers will revel in. It explains the engineering designs that were implemented to modify the Brawn BGP 001 while complying with FIA's new rules. It also highlights how Ross Brawn's reputation went from sympathetic underdog to outright cheater by folks like former Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo once GP Brawn started winning races. Mixed into these narratives are the personal stories of the drivers, who have their own goals to meet while on the track. There's some interesting admissions, too, including the team's lack of excitement about Richard Branson sponsoring them. Meanwhile, seeing Keanu Reeves on screen while conducting interviews adds entertainment. If you're not an F1 racing fan, you might find the overall series mildly interesting; fans will find Brawn: The Impossible One Story both informative and compelling.

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