Home > Sport > Motorsport
Sunday February 2, 2014 MYT 2:37:02 AM
Sunday February 2, 2014 MYT 2:37:42 AM
(Reuters) - Former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn will not make a comeback to Formula One, the Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.
Brawn, involved with team management for over 35 years, made the announcement at a fishing event in Scotland, confirming that the sabbatical he took after leaving Mercedes in December was now a permanent departure from the sport.
"What they didn't realise when I was invited here was they had a scoop because the world's press was trying to find out if I was retiring or not," the Briton told the newspaper.
"This is the busiest time of the year for Formula One and I said I would come along and open the River Dee.
"If they had put two and two together they would have realised I was definitely retiring."
The 59-year-old is widely credited as a key figure behind Michael Schumacher's seven world titles at Benetton and Ferrari and also found success with his self-titled team in 2009, when Jenson Button won the world championship.
He had been linked with roles at returning engine manufacturer Honda, the FIA, Williams and McLaren, the latter being a potential chance to team up with Ron Dennis after he returned to the team.
"I'm retiring - it's not tongue in cheek," Brawn asserted.
"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.
(Writing by Sam Holden, editing by Justin Palmer)
Marquez defends move to Andorra
Zaqhwan crowned SuperSport champ in season finale
Ferrari wield axe in structural shake-up
Christmas is a bit of a trial for Ecclestone
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Retracing biblical paths on Christian pilgrimages
Ming dynasty treasures on display at a museum in Britain
Rise of the car-sharing apps poses threat to auto sector
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)