Brawn says Ferrari factory visit 'just a holiday'

Brawn says Ferrari factory visit 'just a holiday'

6 May 2014 – Ross Brawn has played down the importance of his visit to the Ferrari factory on Monday.

Brawn, 59, left his position as Team Principal of Mercedes in December and the excursion increased speculation that he could return to the Italian marque, where he acted as Technical Director during the early 2000s.

But speaking to the BBC, Brawn said it was "with a group of friends as part of a tour of Italy – no more than that!"

A Ferrari spokesman added that the trip was an "Italian fantasy tour with friends scheduled for some time."

Ferrari has recently undergone a major management change amid poor on track form, with Stefano Domenicali resigning as team boss and being replaced by Marco Mattiacci, the former head of Ferrari's North American arm.

Meanwhile, President Luca di Montezemolo has been overseeing a number of tweaks to factory processes.

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