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Ross Brawn clarifies ‘not listening to George Russell’ remarks after sprint race controversy

Ross Brawn has walked back comments aimed at George Russell after claiming the opinions of drivers at the back are ‘not what we are really listening to’.The Formula 1 managing director, motorsports, hit back at the Mercedes star after his comments following last Saturday’s sprint race at Imola.Part of Russell’s frustration stemmed from the processional nature of the race with drivers in the midfield stuck in a lengthy DRS train, which meant overtaking was limited.The Silver Arrows’ struggles continued over a challenging qualifying session, leaving Russell in 11th.But after learning of Russell’s comments, Brawn strongly defended the different format: “I...
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F1 2022 cars are big improvement on ‘horrible’ predecessors, says Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn believes Formula 1 has taken a significant step forward in “race-ability” with its new generation of cars for the 2022 season compared to the “horrible” machinery of the previous era.At the first race of the new campaign in Bahrain on Sunday, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen engaged in an enthralling back-and-forth tussle for the lead across two laps which entertained fans and lead plenty to believe that F1’s regulation change is working well already.For 2022, F1 has returned to so-called ‘ground effect’ car designs for the first time since the 1980s, with complicated floor systems...
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Ross Brawn admits F1 ‘didn’t anticipate’ Mercedes’ ‘very extreme’ sidepod design on new car

Ross Brawn admits Mercedes have used a “very extreme interpretation” of Formula 1’s new regulations after unveiling the controversial new W13 on day one of Bahrain testing.The F1 managing director has discussed the Silver Arrows’ new innovation which sees highly minimal sidepods on the car, which left Red Bull’s Christian Horner uncertain about their impact.The Red Bull Team Principal described the move as a “fairly different concept”, with Brawn conceding a vote to outlaw the new interpretation from Mercedes could take place mid-season.“There’s no doubt the Mercedes concept we didn’t anticipate,” Brawn told Sky Sports F1. “It’s a very...
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ORIW: F1’s Ross Brawn

RACER’s Chris Medland interviewed Formula 1’s managing director of motorsports, Ross Brawn, during EPARTRADE Online Race Industry Week. If you missed this entertaining and wide-ranging talk about the state of F1, watch it below, or click here. And don’t forget to join us for the next RACE INDUSTRY...
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Mercedes and Red Bull could be playing catch-up in F1 in 2022, Ross Brawn believes

Formula One motorsport executive Ross Brawn believes Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team could be off the pace when the new season starts.Hamilton’s toxic championship battle with Red Bull rival Max Verstappen went down to the wire last year.And Brawn, who has spearheaded a massive overhaul of the sport’s technical regulations, says Mercedes – winners of the past eight constructors’ championships – and Red Bull might have taken their eyes off the ball.Jenson Button profited in 2009 when Brawn GP took advantage of a regulation change, winning six of the opening seven races en route to the title.Hamilton was the defending champion...
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'Midfield teams will be challenging for F1 wins in 2022' says Ross Brawn

When Ross Brawn was hired by new owners Liberty Media as Formula 1’s managing director at the start of 2017 his focus was always on the future. At that stage year zero was going to be 2021, but then Covid came along and the new technical rule package was postponed by a year. In that interim season with cars that were largely frozen we had the best championship fight we’d seen in years.
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Ross Brawn defends FIA stewards over Saudi Arabian Grand Prix decisions

Formula One chief Ross Brawn has defended Michael Masi’s handling of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the race director came under criticism from Red Bull boss Christian Horner.After a chaotic race, Horner claimed that F1 had been missing the experience of Masi’s late predecessor Charlie Whiting and also said that the race director’s conversation with Red Bull, which attracted attention after it was broadcast on TV, was like being at “local market”.The first-ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was hit by two red-flag stoppages and marred by controversial incidents involving title protagonists Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. After Verstappen...
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Max Verstappen reminded me of Michael Schumacher in Mexico, Ross Brawn claims

Ross Brawn claims Max Verstappen reminds him of Michael Schumacher after clinching his ninth victory of the Formula One season in Mexico. The Dutch star has too much for Lewis Hamilton, finishing 16.5 seconds clear of the Mercedes star at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.And the Red Bull driver took a big step towards the world title, bolstering his lead, which now stands at 19 points.And Verstappen’s performance reminded the F1 Managing Director of the legendary Schumacher. “Max didn’t put a foot wrong. It was an impressive performance,” Brawn said in his F1 column. “And while Checo would get the emotional...
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Formula One set to double amount of sprint races to six next season

Formula One executive Ross Brawn said an agreement is in place to double the number of sprint races to six next season.The shortened format – one third-distance of a normal race – was introduced for the first time at Silverstone in July, with this month’s Brazilian Grand Prix to provide the stage for the third and concluding sprint event of the campaign. The other took place at Monza in September.Brawn, 66, admitted traditional fans have not been convinced by the shake-up to F1’s format, with qualifying bumped back to Friday and the result of the sprint race setting the grid...
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Ross Brawn on F1 sprint races: 'We could have a mini championship'

Formula 1’s third and final sprint weekend experiment of the 2021 season will take place at Interlagos later this month, following on from the earlier trials at Silverstone and Monza. The powers that be have long made it clear that no firm decisions on exactly what direction sprints will take...
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Agreement in place to double F1 sprint races to six next season – Ross Brawn

Formula One executive Ross Brawn said an agreement is in place to double the number of sprint races to six next season. The shortened format – one third-distance of a normal race – was introduced for the first time at Silverstone in July, with this month’s Brazilian Grand Prix to provide the stage for the third and concluding sprint event of the campaign. The other took place at Monza in September.
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F1 benefiting from cost cap and rule changes, says Ross Brawn

Formula One fans are seeing the benefits of this year's cost cap and the new rules coming for 2022, the sport's managing director Ross Brawn said on Tuesday with the championship battle on a knife-edge. Mercedes' seven times champion Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen have traded the lead...
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Lewis Hamilton nearly caused ‘disaster’ at Turkish Grand Prix, Ross Brawn claims

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has said Lewis Hamilton’s reaction to Mercedes’ strategy at the Turkish Grand Prix almost caused a “disaster”.Hamilton started 11th on the grid on Sunday due to an engine penalty but had climbed up to third, before his team called him in for a pit stop late in the race. The seven-time champion questioned the tactic and remained out a while longer but ultimately relented.Upon emerging from the pit lane, Hamilton had lost two places and ended up coming fifth, surrendering his title lead to rival Max Verstappen, who finished second in Istanbul.Hamilton’s frustration...
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Lewis Hamilton can add 20 more wins to his record 100, says Ross Brawn

Lewis Hamilton could stretch his record tally of race wins to 120 after becoming the first Formula One driver to reach a century, the sport's managing director, Ross Brawn, said on Monday. The seven-times world champion, who will turn 37 in January, has two more seasons on his Mercedes contract...
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Lewis Hamilton can reach 120 race wins, says Formula 1 chief Ross Brawn

Lewis Hamilton could stretch his record tally of race wins to 120 after becoming the first Formula One driver to reach a century, the sport's managing director Ross Brawn said on Monday. The seven-times world champion, who will turn 37 in January, has two more seasons on his Mercedes contract...
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