Toto Wolff: Ross Brawn Has My Vote

"Ross has huge experience, has the right personality and the technical knowledge of potentially playing an important part in F1 going forward.”

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Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says if Ross Brawn were to seek a leadership role in Formula 1, he will vote for him. Recently, Brawn wrote in his book 'Total Competition' that he quit Mercedes in 2013 because he couldn't trust Wolff and Niki Lauda.

Ross Brawn has been linked to a return as Sporting Director but he insists that his current role remains limited to consulting. Wolff also said that there are no hard feelings between him and Brawn over those quotes.

Wolff said, "There was lots of controversy around the book he has written, and succession and transition is never easy, it is a delicate matter.

"For me, this is no problem, and we have been in touch and he has said some quite nice things about us not dropping the ball - and the relationship is intact."

When asked about the possibility of Brawn's return to F1, Wolff explained, "Ross has huge experience, has the right personality and the technical knowledge of potentially playing an important part in F1 going forward.

"He has been there forever, he has the right distance from any team after being away for a couple of years.

"If I need to underwrite Ross coming back in a leadership function in F1, he has my vote."

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