Ross Brawn's two cars take pole position and 2nd in the opening race of the season (Australian GP). He is very instrumental in winning championships for Benetton and Scuderia Ferrari. His team was in trouble after Honda pulled out of F1. He got a break after Mercedes agreed to supply him with engines, and Virgin gave him a big sponsorship. Very exciting season especially with new changes such as slick tires, wider front wings and narrow rear wings.