Ferrari was rumored to have been interested in hiring lauded Formula 1 technical director Ross Brawn in a consultancy role, but the former Brawn GP team owner has now revealed he wouldn’t be interested in the position.
Contrary to earlier reports, Brawn said Ferrari didn’t actually approach him with a formal offer to lend the somewhat troubled team his expertise. That’s beside the point, though, because the 61-year old would have declined such an offer.
“I’ve not had any communication with Ferrari whatsoever, so I don’t know where all the stories have come from,” Brawn told Motorsport.com.”I’ve not had a proposal, and I’ve not said no!”
“I’ve got no plans to return to F1,” he added. “Nothing has come along that excites me more than what I’m doing now.”
Brawn, who helped Ferrari’s achieve six consecutive constructors’ championships from 1999 to 2004, noted he could be tempted out of retirement if the right deal were to come along, but so far, no team has made an offer that’s piqued his interest.
“Life in some ways is smoother and more evenly balanced, but doesn’t quite have the peaks of excitement that racing used to give me,” he said. “But that’s something I can live without for the compensations of the rest of it.”
“Nothing has come along that has made me think that I want to change my lifestyle again, and that’s still the case.”