Mercedes drivers pay tribute to Brawn
28 November 2013 – Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have paid tribute to Ross Brawn after it was announced that the latter will leave the team at the end of the year.
Rosberg has worked under Brawn for the past four seasons, while Hamilton switched to the Silver Arrows at the end of last season. But from 2014 onwards, Paddy Lowe will be responsible for the technical side of the operation, with Toto Wolff continuing to guide the business as a whole.
Speaking via Twitter, Rosberg explained: "It was a great experience to work with Ross. He is a great leader and we shared special times, like my first win [at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix] and Monaco win [in 2013]."
"Our ambition is to be leading next year. Now on we go flat out with Paddy and Toto!"
Hamilton added: "Massive thanks to Ross Brawn. He's been a great leader and teacher for me. Ross has built the foundations for us to succeed in 2014!
"Toto and Paddy are fantastic guys and strong leaders for the team. I've started my training already and can’t wait for 2014!"
Both drivers are set to complete seat-fittings in Mercedes' new challenger this week, while also gaining further simulator mileage.