Former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has broken his silence on the reason why he left the Brackley based outfit in 2013.

Brawn who sold his team to Mercedes in 2010 says he left the team as he could not trust new arrivals Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda and said that he had people imposed on him like Paddy Lowe who arrived at the team from McLaren.

Speaking in an upcoming book, Brawn commented by saying:

“I was beginning to deal with people who I didn’t feel I could ultimately trust; people within the team, who had let me down already in terms of their approach. Then in early 2013, I discovered [the technical director] Paddy Lowe had been contracted to join the team and it had been signed off in Stuttgart. When I challenged Toto and Niki, they blamed each other. I met them to have it out with them. And they both pointed to each other …”

Brawn has never retired to Formula One since leaving Mercedes in 2013 and since then the Brackley based outfit have won the Constructors champion three times and are on course for one of their drivers, either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg winning the championship.

Hamilton won the championship with Mercedes in 2014 and 2015 and trails Nico Rosberg by 33 points in the race for the championship with just three races remaining this season.

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