Brawn eager to remain with Mercedes in 2014
4 July 2013 – Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has said he wants to stay at the helm next season as he is looking forward to the regulation changes and the introduction of 1.6-litre turbo charged engines.
Brawn’s position has been the subject of much speculation since the recruitment of former McLaren technical director, Paddy Lowe. Lowe joined the Brackley-based squad last month – after McLaren agreed to release him early – but while he is tipped to eventually replace Brawn, it seems that won’t happen for a while.
“We're in good shape for next year. I wouldn't want to miss the fun,” Brawn told BBC Sport.
“This is a big regulation change - and the full package of the car; not just aerodynamics like we've had before. If you didn't start on it a year ago, you're in trouble,” he added.
Lowe meanwhile has said he is in no hurry to succeed Brawn or push the 58-year-old out: “Ross is team principal at the moment. We don't know how long he will want to remain team principal. Those plans aren't made,” Low explained. “I have come in to strengthen the team in its existing form, which I can do.
“There is a great deal to be done and I have already started to augment what we've got. What the future brings in terms of progression from there remains to be seen - it isn't set or defined at the moment. If Ross at some point wants to step up to something higher or step back then we will have the strength to react and respond to that and maintain a strong leadership. In the meantime there's a lot to do and I'm very comfortable with that.”