Mercedes F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have added their own tributes to those accompanying the announcement of Ross Brawn's impending departure from the Brackley squad.

Having been drafted into the line for 2013, Hamilton has frequently referred to working with Brawn as a reason for leaving McLaren, and thanked the Briton for the chance to benefit from his guidance in a tough campaign.

"Massive thanks to Ross Brawn," the 2008 world champion tweeted, "He's been a great leader and teacher for me. Ross has built the foundations for us to succeed in 2014! #Legend."

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Rosberg, meanwhile, has been a staple of the Mercedes line-up since Brawn's eponymous team was acquired by the German giant, and enjoyed his most successful season to date in 2013, winning twice and claiming sixth spot in the world championship standings.

"Was a great experience to work with Ross," he wrote on his Twitter feed, "He is a great leader & we shared special times like my first win and Monaco win."

Both drivers were quick, however, to throw their support behind the new partnership tasked with building on this year's second place in the constructors' championship.

"Toto [Wolff] and Paddy [Lowe] are fantastic guys and strong leaders for the team," Hamilton noted, "I've started my training already and can't wait for 2014!"

Rosberg, meanwhile, revealed that his campaign will get underway at the Brackley facility in the next 24 hours...

"Our ambition is to be leading next year," he stated, "Now on we go flat out with Paddy and Toto! Starting with seat fit & 2014 simulator 2morrow."

Brawn is due to officially leave his role as team principal at the end of December. His future plans remain unclear.