FORMULA 1

Ross Brawn plans to step down from his role

Ross Brawn, Six Sports

Formula 1’s Managing Director Ross Brawn is “stepping back” from his role to spend some more time with family.

Owner of the winning team of Brawn GP, Ross Brawn has suggested he is retiring from his role in Formula 1. After retiring from the sport after leading roles at Mercedes and Ferrari, Brawn returned to F1 in 2017.

The 67-year-old has since managed the role of managing director.

“Life is more about survival right now,”

the Briton told Sport1.

“Due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, it was and is not that easy for everyone. That’s why I’m stepping back in Formula 1.”

Rumors in the paddock indicate a possible retirement of the Briton after 2022.

I want to cut back significantly, let’s put it that way,”

he admits.

“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.”

Brawn refutes any rumors indicating a return to the pitwall with a team. The Briton believes working with Liberty Media to be far easier.

“Today, I enjoy helping to generate new fans. For example, we have more female followers than before,”

he said.

Brawn is also hugely satisfied with the new ground effect phenomenon which came with the introduction of new regulations in 2022.

“The cars can race closer together and overtake more easily,”

said Brawn.

“So it’s all worked out fine.

“The fact that some teams adapted to the rules better while others are more upset is Formula 1 folklore. We knew it would be like that,”

he added.

“It particularly affected Mercedes but they’re not idiots. They’ll figure it out.”

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