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.
“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.