On March 29 2009, 10 years ago today, Jenson Button led Rubens Barrichello across the line in Melbourne to register a one-two finish on the debut of the Brawn GP Formula 1 team.
A few months earlier, both drivers and the entire Brackley team staff appeared to be on the verge of losing their jobs after Honda's sudden decision to pull the plug and close down its F1 operation. Initially, all seemed lost.
It was only the fortitude shown by Honda team principal Ross Brawn and his management colleagues that kept the outfit alive through the winter of 2008/09. They sourced an alternative engine from Mercedes and the funds with which to complete the car that was supposed to have been the Honda R109, but became the Brawn 001.