Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has given the strongest indication yet that Ross Brawn won't be with the team next year, but he says he is trying to get him to change his mind.
Paddy Lowe's arrival from McLaren earlier this year was initially rumoured to spell the end of Brawn, but he remains in charge with the former given the title of executive director (technical).
Mercedes, though, have admitted that Lowe will take over as team principal in the long term, but no definite date has been set. However, Lauda has admitted that Brawn wants to step down at the end of the season, but he is trying to convince him otherwise.
"I talked to Ross on Tuesday and tried to convince him...
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