Ross Brawn Confirms that He Still Holds the Reigns of the Team

Giancarlo Perlas January 25, 2013

Ross Brawn

We posted the news about the rumors fueled by BBC’s top Formula One analyst Eddie Jordan surrounding the possible move of Paddy Lowe from McLaren to Mercedes-Benz team earlier. A move that could potentially jeopardize the position of Ross Brawn as the group’s principal. Then, there were news about the reorganizations made by Daimler pertaining to Mercedes’ racing activities.

But according to Brawn, there is no question about who holds the reigns of the team. He stood his ground by stating that he is still the team principal and he is in charge of the race despite people coming in like Toto Wolff.

He said that Wolff can handle all the commercial activities and support to Daimler on a daily basis, which is a thing that he does not want to get a part with. However, deciding on technical, sporting and other matters related to racing is a different thing. And this is something that he is tasked to handle.

He further commented that although their jobs complement each other in terms of the group’s management, the success of the team depends on having only one reference. Brawn firmly said that the reference he mentioned is himself.

Lewis Hamilton assured the press that Brawn’s role in the team is stable and any issues surfacing that say otherwise are nothing but speculations as of the moment.

Do you want to know more? Check out BenzInsider from time to time for more updates regarding this matter.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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