Ross Brawn is set to sell his stake in the Mercedes GP team to the German manufacturer according to reports in the German media.

Brawn saved the team when Honda withdrew from the sport at the end of the 2008 season, with the renamed Brawn GP team going on to secure double championship glory in 2009, with Jenson Button lifting the drivers' title.

Mercedes, who had been engine supplier to Brawn GP, then purchased a majority stake in the team at the end of 2009 and renamed it as Mercedes GP, with Brawn and his partners retaining a 24.9 per cent share in the team.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes and Daimler shareholder AABAR is now set to take 100 per cent control of the team before the 2011 season-opener in Bahrain in March.

If such a move took place, Brawn is expected to be kept on an employee of the team.