Tapped for an advisory role with Ferrari, Ross Brawn has made it clear that he has no intention of getting involved once again in Formula 1.
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Following a senior management meeting in Maranello after Silverstone led by CEO Sergio Marchionne, which addressed the Scuderia’s current lack of performance and eventual solutions destined to improve results, it is believed that Brawn was offered a role with the Italian squad to help it turn things around.
With Brawn visibly reluctant to immerse himself completely into the team’s running, Ferrari offered concessions which could have led to a simple consultancy role for the former technical director and strategist, one which would have minimized travel and suited his personal agenda.
But Brawn has apparently formally declined the offer.
With the Scuderia falling way short of its targets this season, rumors have emerged that the atmosphere has deteriorated between management and key personnel within the team, with speculation mounting that technical director James Allison could leave Maranello, perhaps even as soon as this week.
Should the British engineer, who recently endured a personal loss with the passing of his wife, effectively leave Ferrari and return to Great Britain, it is unknown who would replace him at the helm of the Italian outfit’s technical team.
Sergio Marchionne appears determined to seek a more hands on role within the Scuderia to correct its current course of underperformance, which in turn could lead to further unsettling of the house of Maranello.
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