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 Post subject: Brawn future decided - but not where you think !
PostPosted: 12 Nov 2007, 10:08  
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Brawn future decided - but not where you think
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Ross Brawn will return to Formula One ahead of the 2008 season, but his destination is expected to cause more than a few raised eyebrows, with Honda set to confirm the Briton as its new team principal today [Monday].

Brawn stood down as technical director at Ferrari at the end of the 'Schumacher era' in 2006, but was expected to take just a year's sabbatical before returning to Maranello, perhaps as team principal if Jean Todt relinquished his hold on the position. However, recent rumblings within the Prancing Horse should have given the game away with Todt apparently not content to 'move upstairs' just yet, prompting Brawn to look elsewhere for the role he craved.

According to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, the respected technical guru will be installed at the head of Honda's struggling operation, with Nick Fry, who previously held the role, assuming the chief executive position.

According to the report, Brawn was first approached by Fry in April, but decided to honour his pledge to hold talks with Ferrari first. Although those conversations appeared set to pave the way for his return to Maranello, things took another turn only last month, allowing Brawn to re-open negotiations at Brackley, despite having also attracted attention from
Red Bull - where he could have formed another technical dream team with Geoff Willis and designer Adrian Newey - and Toyota. Fry and Brawn travelled to Japan for talks with Honda hierarchy, before the deal was confirmed, internally at least, last week.

Brawn will start work immediately - winter testing starts later this week - and apparently has control of both the engineering department and the team at trackside, something which could provide the catalyst for a return to the form of 2004, where Jenson Button finished third in the world championship while the team was still titled BAR.

Since then, the team has dropped back into midfield, with 2007 being its worst for some time, Button contributing each of the six points achieved over 17 races. The decision to replace technical director Geoff Willis with motorcycle expert Shuhei Nakamoto is understood to have played a big part in the downfall, and has led to Button making repeated threats to quit the team at the end of his contract.

Fry has repeatedly tried to convince the Briton that things would improve and Brawn's arrival is the biggest possible underlining of that promise. The CEO is now expected to focus on the team's marketing strategies, including ramping up the environmental programme that began with 2007's radical 'earth car', leaving Brawn to try and translate the six constructors and five drivers' titles he achieved with Ferrari into something similar at Honda.

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I hope he will change Honda to a reasonable good team, with new colors next year, because this earth car didn't do wonders. I can understand the move, he didn't see a nice spot for himself at Ferrari. It makes him an opponent to me, but I respect him so there's no problem. I think Honda will grow alot under his care. Mr Fry didn't do a good job as a team boss, so I think next year will be more exciting for Honda.

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Brawn wanted to be ferrari team boss but todt didn't want to leave
Good news for Honda
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Good for Honda ..that surely wont stop Ferrari winning ;)

Interesting Ferrari announces new tech team structure
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/63901

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Funny how everyone were talking about this the whole year but nobody believed in it in the end. Good luck for Brawn, he's going to need it.

I would have loved to see Brawn helping Kimi, but apparently Ferrari can handle without Brawn, too. Todt's decision to move aside from the track was just a matter of time. We'll see some new faces, but you know, things have to change. It all makes it exciting anyway. :wink:

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Ross wanted a challange, and with honda he got one. I'm curious where will honda stand next year ''hmm''

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i hope brawn can give jenson a little of the success he gave schumacher

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nigel stepney and other disgruntled ferrari employees might follow him @ honda ''hmm''

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megasyxx wrote:
nigel stepney and other disgruntled ferrari employees might follow him @ honda ''hmm''


Well if any other team in F1 hire Stepney after all that happened this year then they are complete idiots (with a capital I). &doh But then again, nothing is impossible in this sport. :roll::
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Honda need no Ross, they need a miracle!!! !yahoo:

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think its a great idea to move to honda, ferrari dont need his help anymore
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next year (2009) we'll see a dramatical change in rules. ross brawn is a very inteligent guy when it comes to reading the rules and extracting the best results for his team. That's a big chance for Honda.
In 2008 i think they will suck big time, but that's not Ross's fault.
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Maybe his influence will come up in...... 2015

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Brawn went fishing too much in 2007 - he is forgotten everything, even how to choos the right team... :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
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he always wanted to work close to where he lived

now he has his wish

unfortunately the team isnt going to last long at the rate their going
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