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Mercedes F1 team Chief Ross Brawn set to leave at the end 2013 Season



d13hun1803Mercedes F1 team Principal Ross Brawn looks set to leave at the end of the season following four years as team head role, according to the BBC’s Eddie Jordan.

Brawn was made a vital role in Benetton and Ferrari dominance in the mid 1990s and early 2000s, before the 58 year old moved to Honda in 2008 after a brief vacation.

The Japanese F1 squad Honda forced out from the sport at end 2008, Brawn’s buy-out of the team. Brawn GP took the 2009 title double before it was bought by Mercedes in November 2009.

The Source reported that, he says that he would like to stay as long as he remained the central figure at the team. Non-executive chairman Niki Lauda said in Japan that he wanted Brawn to remain but that the decision rested with the team principal after negotiations.

Freshly hiring former McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe with a view to him becoming team principal in future. The team will be run by executive directors Lowe and Toto Wolff and non-executive director Niki Lauda next season.

Brawn’s future at the team has been the talk of the paddock for the past few months. He is currently being linked to roles at Honda’s new F1 programme, the FIA or McLaren.

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