Ross Brawn announces F1 retirement

Ross Brawn announces his retirement from Formula 1 after an illustrious career in the sport.

Ross Brawn has ended speculation about his future in Formula 1 by announcing his retirement from the sport.

The former Mercedes team boss had been linked with similar posts at both McLaren and Williams over the winter, but while attending a fishing event in Scotland, the 59-year-old told The Telegraph that he won't be making a return to the pit wall.

"What they didn't realise when I was invited here was they had a scoop because the world's press was trying to find out if I was retiring or not," he said.

"This is the busiest time of the year for Formula 1 and I said I would come along and open the River Dee.

"If they had put two and two together, they would have realised I was definitely retiring."

Brawn has won 16 titles in his career in Formula 1, with his most recent being with Jenson Button taking the driver's championship in 2009.

Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn attends the official press conference following practice for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza on September 6, 2013
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