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How Brawn grew from engineer to one of the most powerful people in F1

With the announced departure of Ross Brawn, a familiar name is disappearing from Formula 1. After a 46-year career in motorsport's king class, Brawn has decided to turn his back on it, ruling out a possible return to Ferrari as well. How did this man climb from engineer to one of the most powerful people in F1? Article continues under ad Brawn began his career in motorsport in 1976, when he joined March Engineering as an operator at the age of 22. Not long after, he joined the Formula 3 team as a mechanic. In 1978, he was recruited by Sir Frank Williams for the newly formed F1 team Williams, where Brawn's duties included working as an aerodynamics specialist in the wind tunnel. In 1985,...
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