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Brains and Brawn: Ross Brawn to quit Mercedes

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Brains and Brawn: Ross Brawn to quit Mercedes

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One of Formula One’s best known team principles Ross Brawn is to leave Mercedes at the end of the year.

The 59 year old Briton is standing down after six years at the stable under its different guises (Honda F1, Brawn GP and Mercedes).

Reports suggest Brawn has called it a day due to changes to the management structure for next season.

Former executive directors Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe are to share Brawn’s responsibilities.

Brawn said: “I joined the team end of 2007, 2008 we had a building year, 2009 we won the world championship so you know this team, at least the period I’ve been involved, it’s not had a bad history.”

Brawn won titles with Benetton and Ferrari where at both stables he was the tactical brains behind Michael Schumacher’s success.

He also won the championship with his own Brawn GP outfit in 2009 with compatriot Jenson Button at the wheel.

Brawn has yet to announce his future plans.