F1 » Brawn £100m better off after Merc sale


Ross Brawn should go into the 2011 F1 season with a smile on his face whatever Mercedes GP's on-track woes following last week's buy-out by Daimler and Aabar.

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Rob01 - Unregistered

March 07, 2011 3:34 PM

Friends taking care of friends. The F1 way. Not a bad day at the office for ole Ross. And all those gift givers may be sticking out their hands looking for a return on the favor.

andrew.

March 07, 2011 4:54 PM

He should take the money and go live the good life. He's certainly earned it. Merc are going no where and he is really just wasting his time with a company who's long term commitment to F1 is questionable if they have another duff year.

MR

March 07, 2011 5:37 PM
Last Edited 1294 days ago

Andrew - if that scenario came to pass, then maybe he should buy the team back for (another) quid, win the WDC and WCC the following season, then sell it on again to someone else....

Bradenws

March 07, 2011 6:49 PM
Last Edited 1294 days ago

I've always thought Brawn was one of the smartest people in F1 and he hasn't often proven me wrong. Not only is F1 a sport, it's also a business (I kinda wish it wasn't), and the ability to create profitable transactions is almost as valuable as winning. Also, if he can get himself that much, I wonder the rest of the team's terms were negotiated as favorably.

Jasemat - Unregistered

March 07, 2011 9:55 PM

Not bad for a quid spent. Fair play to the man he was never going to lose any money even if the 2009 car had turned out to be a complete dog.
You gotta wonder though if he knew where they stood and kept it quiet in the run up to the 2009 season and robbed Honda blind.
I sure in hindsight Honda management would have loved to have been around in 2009 and got something back for all the cash they spent over the years

ronnb - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 9:04 AM

Good luck to him but it's a shame he has pocketed twice what Patrick Head got for his stake in Williams given all the years he built up Williams

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