x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Ross Brawn yet to decide next step

Ross Brawn will wait until summer to decide whether to make a return to Formula One or not.

Ross Brawn is to wait until the summer before deciding whether to return to Formula One.

After 11 months of speculation, Mercedes-GP confirmed last week that the Englishman would be leaving his role as team principal at the end of the year.

Brawn had been in the role the previous four years after the German manufacturers had bought out Brawn-GP, the team he had run in 2009 when they won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships that year.

He had previously won world titles in the role of technical director at both Benetton and Ferrari.

Brawn, 59, has been linked with jobs at Williams, McLaren, the FIA and Honda, who are to return to F1 in 2015 as an engine manufacturer.

But he told the International Business Times: “I really, genuinely, will see how things pan out in the next six, 12 months and make a decision.

“I’ll take some time off now and reflect on things and see if the juices start flowing again and next summer make a decision on if there’s any opportunities and things I want to do, or people offer me things to do.”