Brawn to be ousted as Mercedes team principal?

© F1 Pulse, 23 January 2013
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Ross Brawn has been rumoured that he could be given the boot as team principal of Mercedes after the latest developments in the German Formula 1 team.

In a recent reorganisation, Toto Wolff was announced as a Mercedes shareholder along with the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Brawn was named as a part of the management along with the Austrian duo.

But Eddie Jordan, who ran his own team in F1 and is currently a pundit with BBC, believed that McLaren’s technical director Paddy Lowe would be roped in at Mercedes in a senior role while Wolff was planned to become team principal.

"You can see that this is speculation that is coming up in some of the media. I think I would be aware about that," Wolff was quoted saying by Reuters. "It's all speculation. Ross is there and is part of the leading team and I hope Ross is going to stay as long as possible."

In regards to Lowe’s alleged switch in the future, Wolff declined to make a comment citing that it was only speculation.


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