Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Ross Brawn’s future as Mercedes team principal is in doubt again following fresh stories claiming he will leave the team.
The BBC reported on Tuesday that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe will take over the running of Mercedes’ F1 team at the end of the season and Brawn will step down.
According to the BBC: “Wolff, the executive director (business), will now run the political and financial sides of the team, while Lowe, the executive director (technical), will be in charge of the sporting and technical aspects. Wolff is also the director of Mercedes’ motorsport operation.”
Brawn’s relationship with Mercedes has been the subject of season-long speculation following the recruitment of Lowe from McLaren earlier this year.
However Mercedes refused to comment on the report when approached by others for comment.
Brawn joined the Brackley-based team in late 2007 when it was owned by Honda. The team endured a troubled 2008 while Brawn focused their energies on preparing a car for the 2009 rules change.
When Honda pulled out of the sport Brawn and Nick Fry spearheaded a management buyout, secured a supply of Mercedes engines and, having renamed the team Brawn GP, won the constructors’ championship with Jenson Button claiming the drivers’ title.
Mercedes then took over the team but took until last year to win another race. They are currently second in the constructors’ championship after three wins and eight pole positions this season.
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