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. Tweet Related NewsBerger to McLaren reports won’t go awayMcLaren deny more key staff set to leaveSporting director Michael to leave McLarenMcLaren deny Stroll to buy into teamDennis: None of our drivers are signed for 2015McLaren rubbish Berger reportsBerger denies he will replace Dennis at McLarenMcLaren: Red Bull sent coded messages to RicciardoMcLaren to decide 2015 drivers before season endsAlonso: Ron Dennis has not called me RBC OK Brawn was going to stay at Merc for a long time, and then he left, and suddenly he is too old to continue in F1? And how old is Peter Sauber and Frank Williams? Older than Ross. What does his age have to do with anything?