Red Bulls Mark Webber is seen walking through the Paddock with Mercedes Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton on the Red Bull’s pace during practice for the 2013 Australian Grand Prix…
Another shot of Mark Webber heads out on track as Mercedes Lewis Hamilton looks on…
Red Bull’s Mark Webber heads out on track as Mercedes Lewis Hamilton looks on…
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.
There has been fervent speculation over Mercedes’ management structure after the arrival of new motorsport boss Toto Wolff and amid rumours that McLaren’s Paddy Lowe was set to join, potentially at Brawn’s expense.
Brawn acknowledged that contact had been made with current McLaren technical director Lowe, but said this was part of a ‘succession plan’ if he opted to move on.
“I know the situation completely,” Brawn told journalists including AUTOSPORT.
“Mercedes want a long-term commitment. And obviously, with a lot of additions, I want to see how things go before I make a final long-term commitment. And so we have to have things in place.
“It’s rather like my succession plan at Ferrari. When I decided I was going to stop at Ferrari, we built a succession plan and I am part of that, I’ve talked to Paddy, we know the situation.
“I know all the plans for the future of the team and I hope I’m going to be a part of them for a very long time.
“Like any of us in life, if we are excited by what we are doing we carry on doing it. So that’s what I want to do.”