Ross Brawn

Izumi

Banned
We seem to be suggesting Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey should join forces as ex poachers to become gamekeepers for the FIA, however like leopards poachers never change their spots and quite often resign as gamekeepers to take up more lucrative poaching
I am peddling new career with FiA for Ross since day he has left Daimler. Him taking complex F1 division as a top guy I thought would have been plus for sport.

LdM would have been probably also good, but Marchionne put lid on those hopes.

Never, even in my wildest dreams, I would vote for Newey. I think he is technically and politically biased, and that in my eyes would disqualify him from running anything at FiA.
 

vintly

Mostly bacon
Premium Contributor
I was crossing my fingers that Brawn would come back somehow, perhaps for the ‘top job’ when it came up. Liberty made the right choice in hiring him, and we should be patient.

Brawn has acquitted himself well in all previous posts (no doubt others may have different opinions - admittedly there’s tonnes of small print I don’t know about), there’s no reason to think he’ll mess up here. If things don’t go well then it won’t be due to his mis-management.

Liberty have an expensive can of worms, Brawn has a tricky task ahead. There will be compromises along the way that hinder quick change. So be it.
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Everyone thought Bernie was the sport savouir when he took over too. Sport was in a state then as well. As Shirley Bassey says "it's all just a little bit of history repeating"
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Ross is respected in the paddock for his achievements but even he will not upset the teams too much because you never know if he might end up with a future job at one of the teams . I look at Renault , and Mclaren certainly two teams who would want to hire him.
 

Izumi

Banned
Ross is respected in the paddock for his achievements but even he will not upset the teams too much because you never know if he might end up with a future job at one of the teams . I look at Renault , and Mclaren certainly two teams who would want to hire him.
DATE: 2019-02-18 CET: 08:26
On one hand you are presenting plausible argument, that Ross might be in demand, yet he doesn't want to end up like Luca Cordero di Montezemolo who felt out of favors with Ferrari. On the other hand, never say never, but Ross stated several times he has no desire to take a job as TP. Its doggy dog world, and in his age he doesn't has to do it anymore. If anything he has high position now, and there is always escape to fishing available. I personally would like tp see him taking over FiA's the F1 division. He is with "wrong" crowd now, methinks.
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gethinceri

Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
RB is in the right place now, for him. For F1 the opinion may be different, for the FIA they'll be very happy. Since the departure of BE, the final vestiges have gone and the rollercoaster of those years will not be seen again. I often think that if MM had been allowed to flex more muscle then the likes of SF, MB and RBR wouldn't have the power they seem to. Indeed I think MB has said similar in the past, backed up by DC but back before DC was at C4.
Anyway, the JT influence at FIA can't be ignored, his position enables SF to continue their "historical advantage". What the likes of FW, RD (although he's no longer a noise) and even JYS think of the situation can only be surmised, but I'm sure they love seeing an engineer with pedigree having a key influence. I wonder how CC, JB, DG and GM would respond to the question of wether F1 is heading in the right direction but I'm sure JH would be thinking "WTF?"
 
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Izumi

Banned
RB is in the right place now, for him. For F1 the opinion may be different, for the FIA they'll be very happy. Since the departure of BE, the final vestiges have gone and the rollercoaster of those years will not be seen again. I often think that if MM had been allowed to flex more muscle then the likes of SF, MB and RBR wouldn't have the power they seem to. Indeed I think MB has said similar in the past, backed up by DC but back before DC was at C4.
Anyway, the JT influence at FIA can't be ignored, his position enables SF to continue their "historical advantage". What the likes of FW, RD (although he's no longer a noise) and even JYS think of the situation can only be surmised, but I'm sure they love seeing an engineer with pedigree having a key influence. I wonder how CC, JB, DG and GM would respond to the question of wether F1 is heading in the right direction but I'm sure JH would be thinking "WTF?"
How long it took you to write this, gethinceri? Twitter generation must be elated with this masterpiece of literary art.
 
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Bleu

Points Scorer
Here's how I saw the most.
BE = Bernie Ecclestone
MM = Max Mosley
SF = Scuderia Ferrari
MB (first) = Mercedes Benz
RBR = Red Bull Racing
MB (second) = Martin Brundle
DC = David Coulthard
JT = Jean Todt
FW = Frank Williams
RD = Ron Dennis
JYS = John Young (Jackie) Stewart
CC = Colin Chapman
JB = Jack Brabham?
DG = Dan Gurney (or Derek Gardner)
GM = ???
JH = James Hunt

How it understand the wording is that CC, JB, DG and GM are all persons who are no longer with us.
 

Bleu

Points Scorer
I was thinking that but knowing he's still alive I ignored him because it's still possible to ask him about current direction.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
Gordon Murray spends his days trying to raise cash to build funny little cars. I'm pretty sure he's not got a clue which direction he's going in let alone F1.
 

Andyoak

Race Winner
I like his funny little cars...
But I think he'd argue its not about his cars but the manufacturing / factory process.

I think the new TVR is being built on his istream model; and Yamaha have a stake in it.
 
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