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.