For a second time in his career, Ross Brawn is to step away from the sport.
Just like Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, Ross Brawn never fully left Formula 1 when he originally said he would. For the second time he’s set to step away from the sport. Being linked to 8 championship wins, it’s an end of an era. However… is this retirment for good?
Having originally retired in 2014, Ross Brawn only had three years of peace before coming back to the sport. This is similar to Fernando Alonso’s F1 retirement at the end of his McLaren years and Kimi Raikkonen in 2009.
What’s different with this Ross Brawn retirement, is that this departure does seem like it will be his final one. When Brawn originally retired in 2014, he left his role as Team Principal and technical director for specific teams. When he returned to the sport (in 2017) it was to actually work in management for Liberty Media.
At the end of last season, it was predicted that Brawn would leave sometime within the coming 2022 season and it seems that this prediction is coming true. Ross Brawn retirement is set to come at the end of the year.
The cars can race closer together and overtake more easily. It’s all worked out fine”
As F1 became owned by Liberty Media, Brawn was also concerned with the popularity of the sport and was involved in broadening the sport’s reach to different and new demographics. Brawn specifically mentioned to Sport 1 that he’s enjoyed engaging more women in the sport.
Today, I enjoy helping to generate new fans. For example, we have more female followers than before