Ross Brawn says he is taking time out and will decide his future within 12 months

Outgoing Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn has confirmed that he is taking some time away from Formula 1 and will evaluate his future again in the summer.

After a season of uncertainty over his long-term position at the Brackley-based team, Mercedes announced last week that Brawn would leave on December 31 after three seasons at the helm of the German manufacturer’s works outfit.

The team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda suggested on Sunday that Brawn would now step away from F1 to “go fishing” but expressed the belief that the 59-year-old would return to the sport before too long.

The departure of Ross Brawn

Speaking in public for the first time since his Mercedes departure was confirmed, Brawn made it clear that he doesn’t have another position in the sport lined up and a decision on his next move won’t be made immediately.

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