Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

One of the most well known and successful team bosses may find a pay check back at Ferrari.

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back
Ross Brawn, Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal
Ross Brawn, Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal
Ross Brawn, Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal
Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director; Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 and team mate Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1; Ross Brawn, Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal; with the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP F1 Team celebrates his first F1 drive at Spa 20 years ago, Ross Brawn Team Principal, Mercedes GP

Sep.2 (GMM) Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team's new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear.

Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes' team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello's authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era.

Mattiacci, who replaced Stefano Domenicali early this year, told CNN that he has had talks "several times" with Brawn recently.

Maybe Ross is happy with what he is doing

Marco Mattiacci

"Everyone would like to have Ross or would like to see Ross back at Ferrari," he said.

"He's one of the most respected personalities in F1 with the highest knowledge and pedigree. Everybody would be happy with someone like Ross."

Earlier, Brawn and Ferrari played down a visit the 59-year-old made recently to Maranello.

But Mattiacci has now admitted it was "very nice to spend a few minutes" with Brawn at the time.

Asked to rate out of ten his chances of securing Brawn for 2015, he insisted: "I don't like to do that kind of game.

"I think I have to work with what I have, not what eventually I will have.

"James (Allison) is the technical director and I want to start from this point. To tango you have to have two," Mattiacci added.

"Maybe Ross is happy with what he is doing."

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