Ross Brawn: ‘We want innovation in F1 without becoming gimmicky’

Formula One’s sporting director talks about his unquenchable love for the sport and the daunting tasks ahead of him

Ross Brawn has spent a remarkable career in Formula One relentlessly looking forward. In a febrile paddock all that mattered was the next race, the next win, the next title. But times have changed and, in his current role as F1’s sporting director, the former Mercedes principal has the task of plotting how the sport will evolve, and Brawn is looking to take F1 back to the future.

F1 celebrates its 1,000th world championship race in China on Sunday morning and Brawn has become immersed in F1’s history in order to ensure it can boldly march on to another 1,000 meetings.

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