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Mercedes Buys Out Brawn: Mercedes GP Is Born

German car giant Mercedes-Benz has bought 75 percent of the Brawn Grand Prix team, with additional backing coming from an Abu Dhabi investment group. Brawn, soon to be re-branded as Mercedes GP, will lose their current driver line-up if the rumors are true. With Rubens Barrichello already confirmed as a Williams driver for 2010, the only question left is over current F1 world champion Jensen Button. Button has been strongly linked with a drive with McLaren, as talks stalled regarding his pay at Brawn. The Briton visited the Woking-based team earlier this week. This would give McLaren-Mercedes both this year's champion and last year's and make McLaren an all-British team. Williams hot shot Nico Rosberg will be the Mercedes GP lead driver w...

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