McLaren keeping quiet on Brawn reports 19 January, 2014 Ross Brawn with Martin Whitmarsh McLaren team has refused to comment on mounting speculation that Ross Brawn could soon be appointed as the British team’s new boss. After five years of Martin Whitmarsh’s reign culminated in the disastrous 2013 campaign, it emerged last week that supremo Ron Dennis has wrested back control of the team which he so ruthlessly built to success. Some think that Dennis now wants to return to the pitwall as Team Principal, but at the age of 66, others believe that to be unlikely. So, it is the newly-departed former Mercedes boss Brawn who is now at the centre of the speculation, even though a McLaren source told the Telegraph the team will “not get involved in commenting” on those reports. What is fairly clear is that the Whitmarsh era is over. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.