Brawn to leave Mercedes team

Ross Brawn has confirmed the anticipated news that he will leave Mercedes at the end of the year, formally tendering his resignation as Team Principal. Leadership of the outfit will now be headed up by Executive Directors Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe.

Brawn has been at the helm of the Brackley-based workforce since late 2007, playing a key role through their Honda, Brawn GP and most recently works Mercedes guises.

But his position has come under scrutiny in recent months, with Lowe – who signed from rivals McLaren at the beginning of the season – seen as the 59-year-old’s long term successor.

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