Interesting piece in today’s Telegraph which says the former Ferrari and Mercedes man is set for a role at the head of the sport – “…something former rivals including Christian Horner, the Red Bull boss, have called for. Liberty Media, the new owner, has been surveying the available talent and Brawn is understood to be one of its top targets to take over the sporting, or technical arm, of F1,” says Daniel Johnson.
Brawn is to have said: “For sure, trying to help F1 become a better F1 would be appealing. It would be the one thing that could be interesting. If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan. My view is we haven’t got the ideal structure for creating that plan and implementing it over time.”
Given that Bernie Ecclestone was almost the architect of Brawn’s departure from Mercedes, encouraging the board to take on Niki Lauda, Brawn also reveals he would be prepared to work with the sport’s controversial chief executive.