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Ross Brawn: ‘I’m retiring – it’s not tongue in cheek’

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Ross BrawnRoss Brawn, Who is the mastermind of Michael Schumacher’s titles with Benetton and Ferrari, announces departure from Formula 1.

Following the reports ended the months of rumour over his future by confirming his departure from Formula One.

Brawn, strongly linked with a move to McLaren after Ron Dennis to the team, but in a shock statement to a fishing event in Aberdeenshire, he said he would not be returning to the sport.

“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 if I was retiring or not,” Brawn said.

“This is the busiest time of the year for Formula One and I said I would come along and open the River Dee.

“If they had put two and two together they would have realised I was definitely retiring.”

“I’m retiring – it’s not tongue in cheek,” Brawn said.

“I’m going to take a year to enjoy the fishing and then see what life brings. I’m looking forward to it but I’ve got no other plans.

“It’s a fantastic honour to do the ceremonial opening of the River Dee. It’s a river I’ve never had a chance to fish before because it is predominantly known as a spring river and in the spring I’m normally trying to sort out a Formula One car in Spain.

“So February, March and April are never good months for me to go fishing – but this year is different having stopped.”

Since leaving Mercedes at the end of the 2013 season, Brawn was first linked with a move to Honda.

The 59-year-old has 16 F1 titles to his name, the most recent coming in 2009 with Jenson Button and his own Brawn GP team. His career lengths back to the 1970s, when he joined Williams as a mechanic.

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