Date: 29th April 2017 at 7:37am
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Formula One motorsport managing director Ross Brawn has denied that he wanted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone removed from his position.

Brawn has denied the notion, but has admitted that he would have been unable to work with the 86-year-old.

Ecclestone lost his near dictatorship grip on Formula One during the winter following the sale of the sport to American firm Liberty Media.

Their purchase of the sport saw former Ferrari and Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn return to the sport as ‘motorsport managing director’ alongside CEO Chase Carey and commercial boss Sean Bratches.

Ecclestone has claimed that Brawn would have turned down the role if Ecclestone had continued in a role of influence.

However Brawn denies this.

?That is not true.

?I mean, I couldn?t work with Bernie, but I never made that a condition.?
Brawn told F1 Racing as quoted by

Brawn added: ‘I?m not sure that my philosophy of how I think it could go forward necessarily aligns with Bernie?s.

?Bernie was very adept to a reactive approach; mine is the opposite, I want to have a planned and a long-term approach.