F1 » Brawn unconcerned by ‘too many cooks’


Ross Brawn keeps his focus on returning Mercedes to the front of the F1 field amid rumours that Paddy Lowe's arrival could spell the end of his relationship with the team.

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Jean Todt - Unregistered

February 27, 2013 7:49 AM

They will shove Brawn out in Luca di Montezemolo fashion just as they did the 7 times WDC. The wheels are already in motion. Mercedes have disgraced their own marque and motorsport heritage with their actions, and the end result will be utter failure with the ultimate outcome being a total exit from the sport.

michael fornarina - Unregistered

February 27, 2013 12:52 AM

yeah for sure.. Mercedes is building a Mclaren Junior-- and the 'too many cooks' was rarely an issue at Mclaren in fact, it was considered an asset to have a very deep engineering bench --

don't forget that at one point, Mclaren had-- Adrian Newey, Mike Coughlin,Pat Fry, Tim Goss, and Paddy Lowe all at the same time!
Ferrari had John Bernard, Nicholas Tombazis,Rory Byrne, Ross Brawn and Aldo Costa at all the same time.
These hiring's by Merc probably just seem shocking to some because Mercedes new cadre of engineers are known names.. whereas Ferrari, who probably have more technical people than even Mercedes of the moment 2013 , is busy making potential new stars out of unknowns such as Simone Resta who if his F138 wins the title(s).., will become a known name in Formula one.

Luke - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 10:37 PM

Everyone is talking a load of bull, the reason he hasn't been able to have much success is because since the dominant Brawn they haven't been able to keep up with development and by the time Mercedes took over from Brawn the car wasn't fast(and they barely even started on Next years car which sent them way back), and since the regulations have barely changed since 2009 its hard to catch up because you have to find more time then the other teams just to be level.

Adrian Newey couldn't do much when he joined Redbull in 2006, it took until 2009 to show what he could do which is when they had a big reg change, Brawn was in charge of a even better car at this time.

michael fornarina - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 5:05 PM

@Richard - It's interesting (and possibly Ironic) that you mentioned what ''Chrisitan Horner' was able to do with the Jaguar Team -- as what Christina Horner did with Jaguar is the exact same thing Bobby Rahal TRIED TO DO.. for Jaguar and that is to steal Adrian Newey away from Mclaren -- Rahal promised Ford he could get Newey but Ron Dennis counter offer was enough to make Newey stay so Rahal was fired --when on attempt two.. Newey was finally over Mclaren and came to 'Jaguar' aka Redbull racing in 2005. what Christian Horner 'did' for Jaguar was hire Adrian Newey -- now apparently Paddy Lowe is also over Mclaren but this time the Ron Dennis counter-offer did not work --and Paddy Lowe is following Lewis Hamilton over to Mercedes F1 -- which I'm guessing will become the new Mclaren and Mclaren is getting set up to slip down the order in 2014. Sorry Richard.

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