Tag Archive: Ross Brawn

Aug 07

’Not a big change’ for Haas joining Strategy Group meetings

“Everybody was happy because we were treated with respect and didn’t try to run the show.”

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner felt it was “not a big change” being allowed to join the Strategy Group meeting, saying there was no backlash from the pre-existing members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

F4SEA opens at Malaysian F1 GP

“These six F1 support race slots at the Malaysia Grand Prix are a huge boost to our continued efforts” – Peter Thompson

F4SEA opens at Malaysian F1 GPThe 2017-18 season of the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship – certified by FIA – will commence with six (6) support races at the 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisation

An important and fruitful meeting took place yesterday in Monaco to discuss harmonisation of sporting calendars in the future

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisationHosting the meeting was President of the FIA, Jean Todt, and FIA Secretary General for Sport, Peter Bayer, and they welcomed Formula One’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Global Director, Promoter and Business Relations Chloe Targett-Adams, FIA World Endurance Championship CEO Gérard Neveu and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 04

Bratches keen to improve promotion of older F1 races

One of the big talking points since Liberty’s takeover has been the plan for F1’s calendar

Bratches keen to improve promotion of older F1 racesFormula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches believes there are plenty of opportunities to improve the way that older races on the calendar are promoted in order to make them more sustainable.
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Mar 06

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ gone

“As always with new regulations there are a few little hiccups”

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ goneRoss Brawn says he still wants to amend a ‘few little hiccups’ that have arisen as a result of the revised technical regulations though he does believe the revised cars represent an important step forward for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Brawn hints at reform for small teams as Manor dream ends

“In the long run, we need to make sure more teams have the capability to compete”
2016-06-10_0867 New F1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says it is an objective of the revised Formula One Group to put small teams ‘on a sounder footing’ as part of a wider plan to improve the sport in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 01

F1 ‘naïve’ to think reg changes don’t benefit Mercedes – Brawn

However, Brawn fears the contrary will become apparent

F1 ‘naïve’ to think reg changes don’t benefit Mercedes - BrawnNew F1 Motorsport director Ross Brawn fears Mercedes will re-establish an even greater advantage over its rivals this season because the sport hasn’t followed the ‘right principles’ with the latest regulation changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget cap

“You’ve got all the nuances to it, because do the drivers come into the budget cap or not and so on and so forth”
Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget capRoss Brawn would like to revisit the idea of introducing a budget cap in Formula One in a bid to control spiralling costs and close the gap between the big manufacturer teams and the privateers.
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Jan 27

Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…

“We must pay tribute to Bernie. It is quite amazing being 40 years at the helm of a sport” – Wolff
Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…Toto Wolff has given praise to the outgoing F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and admits he would have never made it to the post of Mercedes team principal without the support of the 86-year-old.
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Jan 26

Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’

“We mustn’t talk the sport down, as it is not broken There are ways to optimise it”
Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff has urged F1’s new owners Liberty Media not use the sport as a ‘beta test’ in its quest to take it into a new direction and to respect the factors that have made it such a success under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone.
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Jan 25

FIA vows to ‘work closely’ with Carey, Liberty

Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – Carey
Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – CareyFIA President Jean Todt says Formula 1’s governing body is ready to ‘work closely’ alongside new CEO Chase Carey following a managerial shake up at the top of the rebranded Formula One Group. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 24

Zak Brown pays tribute to the departing Ecclestone

“How will ‘bigger and better’ manifest itself? I think the clue is in the words ‘liberty’ and ‘media'”
Zak Brown- Bernie Ecclestone McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has offered a tribute to Bernie Ecclestone following the news he will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive Officer after 40 years at the helm Formula 1.
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Jan 21

Ecclestone to exit next week?

Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.

2016-06-09_0599 According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
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Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

Brawn warns new regulations may not end dominant era

Brawn’s argument echoes that of Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff
2016-10-22_70944 Ross Brawn says there is a good chance one team could continue to dominate F1 despite a change in technical regulations aimed at growing competition amongst the leading teams. Read the rest of this entry »
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Nov 04

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone…

Ross Brawn says he’d be happy to work alongside Bernie Ecclestone in a head role in F1 but concedes it is unlikely to happen in the next few years.

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone...The former Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn GP team principal has recently denied reports linking him to taking over from Ecclestone as F1 chief but has continued to voice an interest in returning to the sport but not in a role within a team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

Ross Brawn plays down F1 chief talk

“I’m doing a little consulting to help them better understand F1 but that’s all.”
2013-06-08_1134 Ross Brawn has denied reports he is being lined up to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief, insisting he is simply ‘doing a little consultancy’ for the Liberty Group.
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Nov 01

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chief

Ross Brawn is reportedly ready to succeed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and has already signed a new contract with Liberty Media and the FIA

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chiefIn an interview with the Daily Telegraphy Brawn recently revealed he would be tempted to a move back to F1 but only in a role at the head of the sport and not part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Wolff: Brawn back in F1? He gets my vote…

Toto Wolff says he would be very happy to see Ross Brawn back in Formula 1 amidst talk he could be in line for an FIA/FOM role.
Wolff: Brawn back in F1? He gets my vote…Toto Wolff says he would be happy to see former colleague Ross Brawn return to Formula 1 despite apparent acrimony between the pair during their time together at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »
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Oct 29

Ross Brawn ready to return to F1

“If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan”
Ross Brawn ready to return to F1Multiple F1 title winning team principal and engineer Ross Brawn has revealed he could be tempted back to Formula 1, but only in a role at the top of sport and not with a team.
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