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Brawn denies claims he could return to Ferrari
Monday 12th August 2013, 17:50 by TF1T Staff
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has denied he has held discussions about returning to Ferrari should he leave his current position.
Brawn, it's believed, will likely be succeeded by new signing Paddy Lowe who joined the team as executive technical director this year from McLaren.
Should that happen, speculation has linked Brawn with a move to Ferrari where he enjoyed huge success between 1997 and 2006, winning five constructors' titles.
However the 58-year-old has denied the claims.
"Firstly, I have never discussed the possibility of a return to Ferrari, I had wonderful moments at Maranello and I love Italy so much now that in the next week I'll be in Forte dei Marmi.
"But I am happy to be with Mercedes and I have to say that we have done a good job, the arrival of Paddy Lowe doesn't change the situation, as I have a different role in the team.
"One of the secrets of success in motor sport is stability: we at Mercedes are competitive again thanks to a job that started 18 months ago."
He also took the time to deny claims made by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo who suggested the Mercedes team have only won because of their secret tyre test.
"All I'll say is that we won in Hungary with tyres that we had never used before, as we couldn't do the Silverstone test.
"But I know what an enthusiast Luca is, so I understand his outburst."
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