Is Brawn considering leaving Mercedes and buying into Williams? 8 September, 2013 Ross Brawn The Formula 1 paddock at Monza began to disband after the Italian Grand Prix amid latest speculation suggesting that Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn may be buying into the Williams team. The story was mentioned by the British broadcaster Sky, in the wake of earlier news that Toto Wolff is moving to sell his 15 per cent share in the Grove based team. Wolff and Brawn currently work together at Mercedes, who will supply V6 engines to Williams next year. Brawn, team boss, has acknowledged that he will eventually be replaced by Mercedes’ new signing Paddy Lowe, so – if true – buying into Williams would breathe new life into his long career. Briton Brawn, 58, began his career in the 70s when Sir Frank Williams gave him a job as a machinist. Later, in the mid 90s, he worked with great success at Benetton alongside Pat Symonds, who has just started work as Williams’ new technical boss. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, however, reported on Saturday that Wolff in fact seems to be selling his 15 per cent team stake to a Russian interest. Sky acknowledged on Sunday that Williams advisor Alex Wurz, a former team driver, had vehemently denied the rumour. Other reports said that Wolff himself also denied selling his stake to Brawn. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsHead applauds Mercedes for allowing drivers to raceSwitch to Mercedes power was not a fluke decision for WilliamsWilliams fire up the brand new Mercedes powered FW36Hamilton: With hindsight perhaps I should have just let him pastWolff begins to sell his stake in WilliamsMercedes confirms Williams engine negotiationsFerrari & Lotus smiling, Red Bull & Mercedes baffled, Williams & McLaren messWolff to monitor progress of Bottas at WilliamsHamilton: My back is in more pain than normalMassa has no fear of rising star Bottas Faceman 5 word response: Please, Please, Please be true! Faceman Toto can just give Brawn his stake and Brawn can give Toto his wife back. Everyone is a winner then! Decoy Another opportunity for schumi to return?