Thursday, June 28, 2007

Brawn to be Ferrari boss

Ross Brawn will almost certainly take over from Jean Todtnext year as boss of Ferrari's formula one team. That is theinformation of the German newspaper Bild, which said the highlyrespected British engineer is sure to return to the Maranello basedteam from his one-year sabbatical in 2008 despite offers from rivaloutfits including Honda. The 52-year-old' s new post could also enticeMichael Schumacher into a more prominent position at Ferrari, withBild speculating that the retired seven time world champion is usinghis visits to races this year to learn the ropes before becoming a keystrategic expert. Schumacher, 38, is already scheduled to appear againat Magny Cours. Bild quoted Brawn as confirming that he will notreturn to Ferrari to be technical director next year, "but there couldbe new possibilities on the race team."

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