Brawn rules out FOTA chairmanship

October 4, 2010

Ross Brawn, owner of the Brawn Formula One team, has ruled himself out of the running to become the new chairman of the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) later this year.

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is the current chairman of FOTA, and took over from Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo in December.

Brawn said: “I have enjoyed my two years as head of the technical group and I think that is enough for anyone.”

Under rules of the chairmanship, candidates can only come from teams that have previously won a championship title.

This means that potential successors to Whitmarsh could be Mercedes GP’s Brawn, Renault’s Eric Boullier or Williams’ Adam Parr or Frank Williams.