ROSS BRAWN is expected to step down from his role as Mercedes team principal at the end of the F1
ROSS BRAWN is expected to step down from his role as Mercedes team principal at the end of the F1 season.
The 58-year-old, who lives in Stoke Row, is reported to have failed to reach an agreement to stay.
Brawn masterminded Michael Schumacher’s seven world titles at Benetton and Ferrari before launching Brawn GP in 2009 and helping Jenson Button win the world title.
Mercedes took over the team in 2010 and Brawn helped to sign former champion Lewis Hamilton last year.
The German company then signed Paddy Lowe, formerly technical director of McLaren, to replace Brawn but then decided it wanted a “soft transition”.
Mercedes is thought to want more than one principal while Brawn has said he wanted to remain in overall charge. He has been linked with the Honda team, which is due to return to the sport in 2015, and Williams.