Seidl: A great foundation for great F1 future thanks to Brawn

Seidl: A great foundation for great F1 future thanks to BrawnAndreas Seidl, McLaren team boss credited the retiring Formula 1 Managing Director of Motorsports, Ross Brawn for laying down a great foundation for the future of the sport.

Brawn announced he will be heading into retirement over a week ago, after seeing the 2022 technical regulations, his brainchild aimed at improving racing, applied for one full season with decent success.

McLaren team principal, Andreas Seidl, paid tribute to Brawn, and was quoted by F1’s official website saying: “I think we can only thank Ross for everything he has done for us teams and for Formula 1, not just in these years he was working for Formula 1, but throughout this entire career, I would say.

“It was obviously important with everything that Formula 1 has put in place in the last years, be it on the regulation side, on the Concorde side, that an experienced guy like Ross was helping, guiding Formula 1, guiding the FIA, guiding the teams as well,” the German added.

“I think in the end, we ended up with a great foundation for a great future of Formula 1 thanks to all his work and I simply wish him all the best for his next chapter in life.

“I still looking forward to see him from time to time and have a good chat, because obviously, his views will always be welcomed and important for future decisions,” Seidl concluded.

Another team boss who agreed with Seidl on the positive effect of the Brawn-driven technical regulations, was Haas boss Guenther Steiner, who stressed on their importance.

Biggest compliment is success of 2022 regulations

Steiner said: “I think that [2022 regulations effect] is the biggest compliment we can give to Ross, because that was his child, basically, to put these regulations through and put us in this place before he moves on to what he’s going to do next.

“He was present when it was needed to make these things happen for Formula 1, and the success of Formula 1 in the moment is partly down also to him.

“It’s a team effort, but he was a big part of the team, so thank you, Ross, and all the best for the future,” Steiner maintained.

Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer has his say as well, adding to his colleagues: “We owe a lot to Ross and [say] a big thank you to him. He had a big hand in these regulations. I think we’ve achieved the entertainment value that we wanted.

“I wish him all the best in whatever he does next, be it fishing or whatever he enjoys. We all work hard towards that day of retirement, and we should congratulate him on having a fabulous career in Formula 1 and getting to that retirement age.

“Also [I want to] thank him for all the efforts from being a team owner and winning a championship, to winning with Ferrari and then taking all that experience and helping Formula 1 in general to shape it for the future – so many thanks,” Szafnauer said.