Date: 2nd November 2016 at 9:41am
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Ross Brawn is reportedly set to return to Formula One as a sporting director.

Brawn is one of the modern greats in Formula One, having worked with Mercedes, Ferrari, Benetton and as a team owner with Brawn GP, winning multiple drivers and constructors titles.

The report according to comes from former ITV commentator and Formula One journalist James Allen, who believes the 61-year-old would take up a sporting role within the sport under the new ownership of Liberty Media.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is set to maintain his place for the foreseeable future and Brawn’s introduction would not be within the commercial side of the sport.

Instead it would be a link between the Formula One teams and FIA.

The role fits perfectly for Brawn, who has previously stated that he would like to return to the sport, but not within a team.

In that interview with the The Daily Telegraph he said: ‘I would never go back to a team. I did everything I can in a team.

‘For sure, trying to help F1 become a better F1 would be appealing. It would be the one thing that could be interesting.

‘If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan. My view is we haven’t got the ideal structure for creating that plan and implementing it over time.’