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Brawn: I won't quit until Mercedes are winning

Ross Brawn says he isn't going anywhere and that he will remain with Mercedes GP until the team is triumphant.

Ross Brawn has vowed to remain as team principal at Mercedes GP until the outfit is winning races and is successful.

Back in October there was some speculation the 55-year-old might take some sort of step back prior to the F1 2011 season, with Autosprint claiming Brawn's influence may be limited to a 'precise area' next season, as part of a management re-organisation.

The speculation followed comments by the 55-year-old during the Korean GP weekend when he said that he wanted to continue working with the German manufacturer in the future, but 'maybe not have to go to 20-odd races every year'.

Now though it seems retirement is not on his agenda: “I will not quit until this team is successful,” Brawn told auto motor und sport this week when asked about the rumours.

Indeed while he isn't expecting the Brackley-based outfit to repeat the 'miracle' it managed in 2009, when the team won both world championships in its previous guise as Brawn GP, he is confident the squad's 2011 car will be a significant step forward.

“Today circumstances are different,” he continued. “In 2008 we had 750 workers at Brackley and hundreds in Japan at Honda. We don't have that anymore.

“It is correct that we began the development of the 2011 car early. However that does not mean we have put more resources into it than any of the other three teams in front of us.

"Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren will still have been able to develop their [old] cars up to the end of the season and develop their new cars at the same time. We won't experience the fairytale of 2009 a second time.

“However I am sure we will have a very good car [in 2011] - and if it is as good as we believe it will be, then we now also have the organisation behind us to develop it during the season.”



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Alan D - Unregistered

December 31, 2010 2:11 PM

Marybeth: If Ross seriously wanted to win he would have hired Kimi. If Kimi seriously wanted to race in F1 then he'd have accepted the offer from Mclaren last year.



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