A few days ago, deputy boss Claire Williams
said the Oxfordshire based team has had "no conversations" with Ross Brawn
. But her father - the team's famous founder, principal and majority owner Sir Frank Williams
- has now revealed that talks with Brawn may in fact take place.
Brawn's future is currently the subject of hot speculation, as he could step down as Mercedes
' team boss at the end of the year. Team chairman Niki Lauda
has said he wants to keep the 58-year-old at Brackley, but Williams has now revealed he may launch a bid to lure Brawn to Grove.
Brawn began his F1 career in the 70s when Sir Frank Williams gave him a job as a machinist. "When he was with us he was really extraordinarily clever in terms of engineering -- he is very gifted," Frank Williams told the British broadcaster Sky.
"I am sure he has accumulated infinitely more knowledge ... so if he was to come he would be a great addition. I wasn't aware he was available. I may now have to contact him. I can say no more," he added.
"The reason I am being hesitant is that I do employ people already and it is very unlikely that we could afford Ross, or that he would want to come to us, so all I would be doing if we didn't get him would be offending everyone at the team already," said Williams. (GMM)