Lauda: Brawn only '50-50' for 2014
15 October 2013 – Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has said he believes the chances of Ross Brawn remaining with the Silver Arrows next season are '50-50'.
Brawn's position as team principal has been subject to debate ever since Mercedes signed Paddy Lowe from McLaren earlier this year.
In recent weeks the 58-year-old has been linked to both McLaren and Williams - and while the former have denied they are in talks with him – there is reports he might retire too.
“It’s down to him now,” Lauda told Mirror Sport. “I’d say it’s 50-50. We have had some small problems in the team in the past [in terms of who holds what position] but everything is sorted now. It’s all agreed between him and Paddy and everyone else. He’s No.1.
“I have tried to persuade him to stay. I want him to stay. We will talk again at the end of the season.”