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May 11th, 2013
Ross Brawn says Mercedes cannot be confident enough that it has sorted its tyre woes to rule out a repeat of its Bahrain Grand Prix woes in Spain. Although the team believes that it has made progress with its degradation issues, Brawn says that it is still unsure about its chances of keeping front row duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at the head of the field. “The race is the key part and that is what ultimately counts,” said Brawn, when asked by AUTOSPORT if the team was more confident about its prospects than it was in Bahrain
April 30th, 2013
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says he is now happy to bide his time over any further management tweaks after his team’s successful start to the 2013 Formula 1 campaign. The future of team principal Ross Brawn has been the subject of great intrigue ever since Mercedes signed McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe to join it next year in a senior role. But with Brawn’s future tied in to the fortunes of the team, Wolff says Mercedes’ two pole positions and two podiums in the early rounds mean there is no pressure to make rash decisions about longer term tweaks
April 21st, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes Formula 1 teams should re-examine the gearbox penalty rules, after Lewis Hamilton was handed a grid drop because of circumstances beyond his control.
April 16th, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix will prove whether or not his outfit has a car that can fight for the 2013 Formula 1 title. Brawn believes that with this year’s competitiveness mirroring last year’s strong start in the opening three races, only a good showing in Bahrain, where the team struggled last year, will show what sort of shape it is in. In 2012, Mercedes followed up its Chinese Grand Prix victory with fifth in qualifying and the race in Bahrain for Nico Rosberg
April 13th, 2013
Mercedes will have no hesitation in imposing team orders on its drivers again if it is in the outfit’s best interests, despite suggestions it had abandoned the policy after the controversial Malaysian Grand Prix . Niki Lauda, the outfit’s non-executive chairman, said several times in China that Mercedes would not use team orders anymore after Nico Rosberg was left unhappy at being told to hold position behind Lewis Hamilton at Sepang.
April 10th, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has played down talk that development of new ultra-sophisticated suspension systems could lead to a spending war in Formula 1. Brawn’s squad and Lotus are believed to be the first F1 teams to get fully get to grips with the latest must-have technical development: front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC)
March 25th, 2013
Ross Brawn believes that instructing his drivers to hold position in the closing stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix was a no-brainer because both Mercedes cars were marginal on fuel. Although Nico Rosberg was frustrated at being ordered to hold position behind Lewis Hamilton at the end, Brawn says that calling off the race was totally the right thing for the Brackley-based outfit to do. He has revealed that team data shows that although Rosberg felt he had the pace to threaten the Red Bulls if he had been allowed to overtake Hamilton, his fuel situation meant he had no realistic chance of doing so.
March 20th, 2013
Mercedes insists that it has not yet finalised the role that Paddy Lowe will take when he arrives at the team next year. Lowe is currently serving out the remainder of his contract at McLaren but, once that runs out later this year, he will move to Mercedes. Although the long-term plan is for Lowe to move into a senior management position at Mercedes alongside its motorsport boss Toto Wolff, that scenario depends on current team principal Ross Brawn moving aside
February 12th, 2013
Ross Brawn says that he has put thoughts about a future away from Mercedes firmly to the back of his mind, with his focus now only on moving the team forward. After several weeks of speculation about further changes at Mercedes, as Brawn weighed up his long term commitment in the wake of a management reshuffle, the team principal has now ruled out any immediate changes. Having stated in January that consideration was being given to a succession plan while he pondered his long term intentions , Brawn has made it clear that things now appear sorted.
January 24th, 2013
This was meant to be Lewis Hamilton’s big day, the moment he strolled through the doors at Brackley and give his first official press conference as a Mercedes Formula 1 driver. The world should have been waiting with baited breath to hear what he had to say about his new environment, his new colleagues, his prospects for the season ahead. But events overtook him and today wasn’t Hamilton’s day at all
January 24th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton believes Ross Brawn will stay at the Mercedes Formula 1 squad, having been personally assured of the team principal’s long-term commitment. Speculation is rife that Brawn may be ousted from his role, following recent senior management changes at the squad and rumours that Paddy Lowe may be brought in from McLaren. Hamilton said he had received assurances from Brawn that he is fully committed to Mercedes for the long-term
January 24th, 2013
Ross Brawn insists he will not be ousted from the Mercedes Formula 1 team and will stay at the helm as long as he chooses.
January 22nd, 2013
Mercedes’ new motorsport chief Toto Wolff has given Ross Brawn his backing despite reports that the Briton is set to be ousted from his role as its Formula 1 team principal. According to a BBC report, Mercedes is planning to remove Brawn in favour of a new structure led by Wolff and current McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe.
November 27th, 2012
Red Bull’s delight at securing a hat-trick of Formula 1 world championship successes will be shortlived, reckons Mercedes boss Ross Brawn. Sebastian Vettel helped Red Bull achieve a third successive drivers’ and constructors’ title double at the Brazilian Grand Prix when he bounced back from a first-lap crash to finish sixth. While Red Bull’s chiefs are overjoyed at what they claim is their biggest achievement to date, Brawn suggests that there will be little time for the outfit to enjoy the spoils of its success
November 19th, 2012
German carmaker Daimler is now in full control of the Mercedes Formula 1 team after buying the stake owned by Aabar Investments. Aabar owned a 40 per cent stake after first buying into the Brawn GP team in 2009 before the company and Daimler became the sole owners in 2011 , having acquired the stakes owned by team management including Ross Brawn and Nick Fry.
November 3rd, 2012
A mistake in his use of Mercedes’ KERS caused Michael Schumacher’s disappointing qualifying result in Abu Dhabi.
October 26th, 2012
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn believes the introduction of a ‘Steering Committee’ in Formula 1 for next year will be a huge benefit to the sport. As AUTOSPORT revealed last week, the new governance structure that is being planned by the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone is for an 18-man strategy group to sit below a more streamlined F1 Commission to help form future rules. Although only six teams will sit on that committee, with there also being six FIA representatives and six from Ecclestone’s Formula One Management organisation, Brawn thinks that the structure will benefit all teams and the sport in general.
October 26th, 2012
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn admits his team needs a ‘pretty substantial’ car redesign for next year, but insists his outfit will not go radical just for the sake of it. After a season that has failed to live up to early expectations , Brawn is aware of the step that Mercedes must make in 2013 if it is to do better than the pole position and race win it has delivered so far this campaign. But his time in Formula 1 has also taught him that electing to go aggressive with a car concept is no guarantee of success in the future
October 25th, 2012
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn believes that the final hurdle to getting a Concorde Agreement is for the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone to resolve their differences – with him suggesting that the teams are now broadly in line. After a meeting in Paris on Monday that involved the F1 teams, FIA president Jean Todt and Ecclestone, Brawn said that there was general agreement from the competitors about the situation going forward. However, Brawn, who attended the meeting with Mercedes advisor Niki Lauda, suggested that a final few matters need sorting out between the sport’s chief, but he saw no reason why a solution could not be found soon.
October 1st, 2012
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn says Lewis Hamilton never asked to be his team’s number one driver during the talks that led to the Briton signing a contract with the German squad. After months of speculation about his future, Hamilton decided to leave McLaren and switch to Mercedes , a move that was announced on Friday last week. Hamilton will replace Michael Schumacher and partner Nico Rosberg at the team.