Brawn denies reports that he will move to Honda or McLaren
11 October, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has outright denied reports suggesting that he is returning to Honda, who in turn will be re-uniting with McLaren in 2015 as an engine supplier.
He told the BBC, “I’m not talking to Honda, I’m not talking to McLaren.”
Echoing Niki Lauda’s response to the reports, Brawn added, “I want to get the situation [at Mercedes] sorted for next year.”
Brawn was the boss of Honda’s Brackley based works team until the Japanese manufacturer pulled out of Formula 1 at the end of 2008.
He led a management buyout, after which he won the title with Jenson Button as Brawn GP in 2009.
Brawn GP was bought out by Mercedes-Benz in November 2009 in a deal reported to be worth $ 176 million. Brawn, the majority shareholder, remained as team principal.
He and Nick Fry each kept a 24.9% share in the new team, which was then sold to Mercedes in early 2011.
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