Yet another Formula 1 legend is stepping away from the sport after the end of the 2022 season.
Ross Brawn is retiring from Formula 1 for the second time in his career however this time it seems final. The Briton is planning to step down from his role as the managing director of F1.
This means Formula 1 is going to lose another legend of the sport after this season. Sebastian Vettel also announced his retirement after the current season ends.
Nevertheless, just like Fernando Alonso, Brawn also left the sport back in 2014 only to join back in 2017. However, this time it seems that retirement would be the final one.
After retiring from the sport back in 2014 Ross stepped down from his roles as team Principal and technical director for specific teams.
He came back to the sport only to work for the new owners of the sport Liberty Media as the managing director.
Last season, rumors surfaced about a possible retirement of Brawn after the current season. Now, the retirement is all set.
2022 duties and future for Brawn
Ross Brawn came back to the sport to manage the technical and sporting regulations of the sport.
Brawn’s move seems valid after looking at how fine the new generation of cars came. The 67-year-old oversaw the coming of the cars which allowed closer racing.
“The cars can race closer together and overtake more easily. It’s all worked out fine,”
Furthermore, Brawn was also concerned about the popularity of sport which has reached its peak now. The sport is becoming more and more popular around the globe enabling the sport to broaden its reach.
“Today, I enjoy helping to generate new fans. For example, we have more female followers than before,”
Ross further mentioned that he will continue to “provide his expertise” and will concentrate on spending more time with his family now:
“I will continue to be available with my expertise, but I will no longer be responsible for one area every day. That means I will take care of my children and grandchildren more, go fishing more and take care of my garden.”
Ross Brawn was the owner of the championship-winning Brawn GP team which later turned into Mercedes. The team went on to win both championships in 2009 and was bought out by Mercedes the following year.
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