It would make sense, as if there is anyone who can help a struggling team, I think Ross Brawn would be one of my first choices. Though I think I’d still prefer him to go to McLaren, and have a reunion of Button, Honda and Brawn!
That rumour has been around for weeks now. Frank was interested but it depends on how much money Brawn wants and whether he’s interested. The easiest solution seems to be Ferrari: Stefano has already confirmed he would step aside if that’s what needed to happen and Ferrari are utterly desperate to start winning championships again. There’s no room for Brawn at McLaren- Whitmarsh would have to go but there’s not even been a whisper of that happening. There’s also plenty of speculation that Brawn might take a year out to see how the teams do in 2014 to make his decision.
1. FIA – They very much need someone like Ross there, to ensure rules are enforced properly and loopholes fully closed.
2. Honda (NOT McLaren) – They have some unfinished business with Ross, and the guy’s massive experience with engines (having worked with Cosworth, Renault, Ferrari, AND Mercedes) would be of massive help.
3. Williams – For the reasons stated above. Ross can buy Toto Wolff’s shares so that Frank doesn’t need to pay as much.
It looks like Ross will go fishing for a while first, and make a decision before the end of next year.