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brawn

noun A nonmedical term for muscle, flesh; resolve of will, strength of character.
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On the riverbank at Potarch Bridge, the former owner of Brawn GP said: "What they didn't realise when I was invited here was they had a scoop because the world's press have been trying to find out if I was retiring or not."
Mercedes hailed Brawn as the architect of their success and said his duties would be split between Wolff, in charge of business, and Lowe on the technical side.
After months of speculation regarding his position as team principal at Mercedes which first surfaced in January, the team have con-firmed Brawn is to step down from the role at the end of next month.
Given Brawn has also been calling the shots on the development of the 2014 powertrains for the last 18 months, as 1.6-litre V6 turbo units replace the 2.4-litre V8s in the most radical SHAKE-up of the sport for years, his REMARK does not sit with the situation.
Speculation on Brawn's position had been rife since early this year following the entry last winter of Paddy Lowe -- formerly technical director of McLaren -- first with the intention of immediately replacing Brawn.
According to the BBC, Brawn was instrumental in persuading Hamilton to move to Mercedes after six years with McLaren.
"There have been no conversations with Ross," said Williams in Abu Dhabi in the wake of renewed speculation on Brawn's future.
Brawn said earlier in the campaign that he could walk away from Mercedes if he is no longer "top dog" at the team.
There had been a suggestion that 58-year-old would step down and now sources close to Mercedes have told the BBC that both parties have failed to reach an agreement on a role in which Brawn would be happy to remain at the team.
Not for the first time S this season stories emerged at the start of the week claiming Brawn would leave the Brackley-based marque at the end of the year.
Although denied by Mercedes at the time, it is a rumour that will not go away until Brawn con-firms his intentions for the future, which he has so far declined to do.
In working under Ron Dennis and Martin Whitmarsh at McLaren, and now Brawn, Hamilton has had the privilege of working with a trio of the sport's finest team leaders.