Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Thursday 09.00pm

Show Trailer

Season 1
00:30

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Thursday 23 May at 09.00pm

    Part 3

  2. Thursday 30 May at 09.00pm

    Part 4

Synopsis

Witness one of the most incredible sagas in Formula 1 history, the story of Brawn GP. In 2008, Honda’s racing team fell into administration, in an unprecedented first for the sport, their rivals united and returned the team to the racetrack. With Ross Brawn at the helm and the team rebranded as Brawn GP, all was well until they realized they had inadvertently created a fierce competitor. Interviewed by Hollywood actor and Formula 1 superfan Keanu Reeves, this gripping four-part series offers exclusive first-hand insights from racing legends, providing the drama both on and off the track. From the formation of Brawn GP see their remarkable journey through strategic maneuvers and financial trials during an exceptionally competitive chapter in the annals of the sport.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Part 1

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    Keanu Reeves shares one of Formula 1's greatest underdog stories. After the 2008 financial crisis, an under financed, independent team takes on the world's best. Ross Brawn the genius behind Ferrari’s recent success leads a management buyout to save the failing Honda team. Renamed Brawn GP, Ross leads the team to focus on new regulations, aided by a young engineer's discovery. Despite adversity, they built a car just in time for their first race in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Part 2

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    Success in Australia is bittersweet, as the rise of Brawn GP causes unrest amongst the teams that helped them. Jenson defies all expectations, achieving incredible victories despite a relentless onslaught from the sport's biggest names. Away from the track, Ross and Nick fall into a high-stakes legal battle that could spell the end of their championship dreams. As the competition heats up, Brawn finds themselves caught in a political maelstrom, with their very survival hanging in the balance.

  • Part 3

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    As tensions boil, a revolution brews among teams, fighting unjust rule changes and unequal wealth distribution. Threatening to start their own series, they challenge Formula 1's order. Amid this turmoil, Jenson faces a setback. His car struggles in cooler weather, hurting his confidence and championship hopes, while rival drivers seize opportunities. Tensions escalate within Brawn GP as Rubens Barrichello emerges as a formidable contender.

    Next Showing
    Thursday 23 May at 09.00pm
    On National Geographic
  • Part 4

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    The team faces a series of bad luck in the Japanese GP. Red Bull dominates and the pivotal race in Brazil approaches with Jenson losing his grip on the championship. Teammate Rubens and Red Bull's Vettel eye victory and Jenson struggles in qualifying. The race becomes a thrilling battle between three drivers. Watch as Jenson fights for victory with unwavering support from his father and a genius strategy from his team. Can they turn this nightmare around and into a fairy tale ending?

    Next Showing
    Thursday 30 May at 09.00pm
    On National Geographic