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Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team's new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear. Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes' team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello's authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era. Mattiacci, who replaced Stefano Domenicali early this year, told CNN that he has had talks "several times" with Brawn recently. "Everyone would like to have Ross or would like to see Ross back at Ferrari," he said. "He's one of the most respected personalities in […]

Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

Brawn confirms retirement from Formula 1

Ross Brawn has insisted that he has retired from Formula 1 on a permanent basis. Brawn departed Mercedes at the end of 2013 but has been linked to several roles within the paddock, including as a replacement for Martin Whitmarsh at McLaren. However at a fishing event in Scotland at the weekend, Brawn was adamant that his Formula 1 career has finished. "What they didn't realise when I was invited here was they had a scoop because the world's press was trying to find out […]

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013

Allison best technical boss since Brawn says Montezemolo

James Allison is Ferrari's best technical director since Ross Brawn. That is the view of the Italian team's president Luca di Montezemolo, after a subtle reshuffle of responsibilities took place recently at Maranello. Until then, Briton Pat Fry was Ferrari's leading technical name, having joined from McLaren in 2010. But Lotus chief James Allison arrived from Lotus late this year, and is now being openly referred to by Ferrari as the technical director. Fry is still in a prominent technical and engineering role, but Montezemolo […]

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013

Brawn to take six months off

Out-going Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn will take a six-month sabbatical before deciding whether to return to the sport, the Briton said on Friday. Brawn has been involved with team management in Formula One for over 35 years but will leave his current team at the end of the year and take time to decide where his future lies. "I am refusing to discuss any possible future positions until at least next summer," Brawn told the BBC. "I want to clear my mind, take a […]

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013

Pirelli to test 2013 cars in December

Three top teams will provide cars so that Pirelli can test its 2014 tyres later this month. Earlier, some teams objected amid rumours McLaren had put its hand up to run its 2013 car for the official tyre supplier at a December test in Bahrain. "It would be unfortunate," said Mercedes' Ross Brawn recently, "if one team had the benefit of running a (2014) tyre to the exclusion of all the others." Now, Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport and Autosprint are separately reporting that the […]

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ross Brawn to step down as Mercedes team principal

Ross Brawn will step down from his position as team principal at Mercedes at the end of 2013, it was announced on Thursday. Following an extended period of open discussion between the team's key stakeholders, Ross has chosen to hand over the team leadership to Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff and Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe. Ross Brawn, who will formally leave the team on 31st December 2013, said: "The most important consideration in my decision to step down from the role as Team Principal […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Brawn linked with Ferrari return

Ross Brawn is being linked with a sensational return to Ferrari. Mercedes' current team boss, who was technical director at Maranello during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era, was spotted meeting with Stefano Domenicali in Ferrari's hospitality area at Interlagos on Friday. Briton Brawn, 58, has been considering his future at Mercedes, with the Brackley based team expected to eventually replace him with Paddy Lowe. "Ross will step back at some point," Lowe admitted in Austin a week ago. "At the moment we're waiting for Ross's […]

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mercedes drivers want Brawn to stay

Mercedes' F1 drivers on Thursday threw their weight behind Ross Brawn, amid rumours their boss is considering stepping down or even switching teams. "He's a great boss," Lewis Hamilton said at Suzuka, after it emerged Brawn is in talks with team chairman Niki Lauda about the 58-year-old Briton's future. Brawn is being linked with former employer Honda's 2015 foray with McLaren, although he has denied he has made any decisions yet. "I don't know what his plans are for the future," Hamilton told reporters, "but […]

Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rosberg deflated by front wing failure

Nico Rosberg labelled his Korean Grand Prix as "tough" after finishing the race in seventh place. Rosberg was passing team-mate Lewis Hamilton for third place when the front nose failed. Rosberg pitted and dropped down the order, but he eventually recovered to seventh position. "That was another very tough race for me," he said. "I couldn't believe what happened with the wing: I was on course for a podium finish after overtaking Lewis and two seconds later, the front wing just broke." "It was pretty […]

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013

Ferrari's 2014 lineup 'explosive' admits Schumacher

Ferrari has put together a potentially "explosive" driver lineup for 2014, according to former team champion Michael Schumacher. The great German, who became F1's most successful driver ever by delivering five consecutive titles to the Maranello team last decade, was referring to the appointment of Kimi Raikkonen to be current 'number 1' Fernando Alonso's new teammate. Schumacher, who at the end of 2006 was pushed into his first retirement when Ferrari signed Raikkonen, said of the 2014 pairing: "For motor sport fans it will certainly […]

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vettel snubbed Webber's Monza farewell party

Sebastian Vettel on Friday did not attend a farewell party to mark teammate Mark Webber's last grand prix in Europe. Germany's Bild newspaper said the reigning world champion sat downstairs 'playing with his iphone' while, just 16 steps above in the Red Bull motor home at Monza, much of the F1 fraternity paid tribute to Webber as the Australian's 12-year career draws to a close. Helping Webber celebrate were figures like Ross Brawn, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and even Sir Frank Williams, who was carried […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vettel says Mercedes has best F1 duo

Mercedes has perhaps the very best driver pairing in Formula One. That is not the claim of a figure like Ross Brawn, Toto Wolff or Niki Lauda, but of the German team's arch championship rival Sebastian Vettel. The reigning world champion, and runaway 2013 points leader, was asked by Bild to consider this year's field and name the ideal driver duo. "Hamilton and Rosberg," he told the German newspaper. "They push as well as harmonise one another very well," added the Red Bull driver. Vettel's […]