Brawn to miss Spanish Grand Prix weekend
10 May 2012 – Mercedes has announced that team boss Ross Brawn will not travel to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend, with the 57-year-old feeling unwell.
The esteemed Team Principal was given the advice after visiting a doctor last week, meaning Technical Director Bob Bell will temporarily take over the role.
"Just to confirm that Ross will not be in Spain this weekend due to illness and Bob Bell will look after his responsibilities," Mercedes explained via Twitter.
When in charge of his own team back in 2009, Brawn enjoyed a 1-2 finish at the Circuit de Catalunya, with Jenson Button leading home Brazil's Rubens Barrichello.
UPDATE: A team spokesperson has since confirmed to GPUpdate.net that Brawn will be returning to the paddock for the Monaco Grand Prix in three weeks' time.