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Brawn says Ferrari exit was planned // Ross Brawn says he had long term plans to quit Ferrari

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I’m Christine and this is F1Minute for the 3rd December 2007.

Ross Brawn has admitted today, in an interview with Formula1.com, that moving away from Ferrari had been a long term plan of his. He says he knew his two year contract with Ferrari, which ended in 2006, would be his last, and that he and the team had spent plenty of time building up the infrastructure that has replaced him.

Now that he is at Honda, Brawn has rubbished certain reports that Barrichello may be on his way out. Brawn said that both drivers have proven they can win, and that any problems that need solving have much more to do with the car than who’s in it. He is particularly looking forward to working with Jenson, as they have not worked together before, and Brawn says he has been impressed from a distance.

And my final bit of Honda news for today is about Button, who is now happy and confident about his future with the team. After his rant a few weeks ago that preceded the announcement of Brawn joining the team, Button is now more optimistic, saying race wins could be on the cards in 2009 and even a challenge for the championship in 2010.

That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.