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Brawn – No deal for me in place Formula 1

 Ross Brawn says speculation he has already agreed a top role under Formula 1’s new owners is wide of the mark. The 61-year-old has admitted he’s advised Liberty Media, the group hoping to complete a controlling-stake buy-out of the motorsport, but insists he’s not agreed a deal to become the new F1 chief yet.
Ross Brawn
Ross Brawn
“Liberty have not got far enough down the road to make any commitments yet,” he told BBC Sport. “I’m doing a little consulting to help them better understand F1 but that’s all.” Widespread reports recently have claimed Brawn, the former Mercedes F1 boss, is Liberty’s first-choice to oversee the day-to-day running of the operation when they complete the buy-out but Brawn is keen to point out he has yet to agree any full-time role.
Bernie Ecclestone, the current chief executive officer of the F1 Group, said recently he has been given a new three-year deal to stay on in some sort of high-profile role, alongside new chairman Chase Carey, but there is also expected to be a position for Brawn when the buy-out is concluded.