Former Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn has confirmed he is retiring from Formula One indefinitely, with no plans to return.
The 59 year-old from Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire made the announcement today at a fishing event in Scotland, claiming it was ‘not a tongue-in-cheek’ comment.
“I’m going to take a year to enjoy the fishing and then see what life brings. I’m looking forward to it but I’ve got no other plans.” said the avid fisherman, who was ousted from his role as Mercedes Team Principal at the close of last season.
Brawn first tasted success with Benetton when they secured the 1994 Driver’s Championship with Michael Schumacher, before following the German to Ferrari and taking five successive titles between 2000 and 2004. In 2008 he joined the struggling Honda team, leading the re-branded Brawn GP to title glory in 2009 with Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.