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Ross Brawn confirms retirement from Formula One - The former Mercedes and Brawn GP chief is sticking with fishing

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Ross Brawn confirms retirement from Formula One
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Ross Brawn has revealed that he will not take up another position in F1, despite constant speculation since he left Mercedes at the end of last year. The former team principal was at a fishing event in Scotland and revealed his plans for the future, saying: “I’m retiring. I’m going to take a year to enjoy the fishing and then see what life brings. I’m looking forward to it but I’ve got no other plans.”

There had been speculation that Brawn would take a role at McLaren, during the Woking team’s reshuffle, partnering once again with Jenson Button. The pair secured the World Championship in 2009, when Button took the title for the Brawn GP team in a dominant season. Brawn also had major success with Michael Schumacher, helping the German win his championships at both Benetton and Ferrari.

With so much success in Brawn’s past, and having been a team principal and team owner, it wasn’t clear where the progression in F1 would be for him. Fishing has been a passion for Ross for many years, so best wishes must go to him for a well-earned and restful retirement.