The announcements from Formula One’s new owners are coming thick and fast with the news that former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has been named as motorsport managing director.
Brawn, who was technical director at Benetton when Michael Schumacher won his first world championships before the pair moved to Ferrari also steered his own Brawn GP team to both world champions in 2009 after leading a management buyout of the team when Honda pulled of the sport.
Speaking about his new role, a delighted Brawn commented by saying:
It’s fantastic to be returning to the world of Formula 1. I’ve enjoyed consulting with Liberty Media these last few months and I’m looking forward to working with Chase, Sean and the rest of the Formula 1 Team to help the evolution of the sport. We have an almost unprecedented opportunity to work together with the teams and promoters for a better F1 for them and, most importantly, for the fans.