Ross Brawn, The former team principal at Mercedes GP has announced at a fishing event that he is not going to return to F1.
He had been rumoured to take up a position at McLaren or even at the FIA.
The 59 year old Briton who has won titles with Benetton, Ferrari and his own team Brawn had amassed a small fortune in his time in F1, mainly through the purchase of the remains of the honda F1 team for £1 and its sale to Mercedes for £110 million. (Brawn owned a 54% stake) and as such has no NEED to return to the sport and may well feel that he has achieved all he can in F1.
“It’s a fantastic honour to do the ceremonial opening of the River Dee. It’s a river I’ve never had a chance to fish before because it is predominantly known as a spring river and in the spring I’m normally trying to sort out a Formula 1 car in Spain,”
“February, March and April are never good months for me to go fishing – but this year is different, having stopped. 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. I’m retiring – it’s not tongue in cheek. I’m going to take a year to enjoy the fishing and then see what life brings. I’m looking forward to it, but I’ve got no other plans.”
Certainly after being a championship winning team owner, there isn't much higher you can go!