Ross Brawn will always remain a key figure for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula history, serving as the technical director of the championship-winning team and the person who guided Michael Schumacher during the glorious years in which Ferrari completely dominated the sport.
The former motorsport engineer and Formula One team principal has recently analyzed the difficult moment for Ferrari and the efforts made by the Italian team in order to exit their current slump and get back to winning ways, after a 2016 season which did not live up the fans’ expectations. Brawn strongly believes that the revered Italian team needs to focus on a long-term vision and not try to solve all its problems overnight: “Firstly I think they have got to get the stability back and get the confidence back to start building their programmes” – he said, as reported by the official FIA Magazine – “However, it is always very difficult to stabilise in the short term if you are focusing and laying the basis for a sustainable long term plan, but if everything is a knee-jerk reaction, it is almost impossible to get out of such a situation. At times you might find a quick solution but you risk getting caught in this vicious cycle of short-term response and reaction.” – Ross Brawn added.
The 62-year-old Former Mercedes boss and Ferrari technical director was rumoured to have been approached by the Maranello team before the start of the 2016 season in order to take on an advisory role over the summer, but wanted to make it perfectly clear that he no longer had any intentions of working for a Formula One team. Ross Brawn has been, however, a consultant for Liberty Media, yet he is not sure that he will continue this role over the next year: “Obviously my work for them is confidential. It will be in the short term until they find their feet. So for now there is no commitment long term.” – he concluded.