user icon

Ross Brawn tips Mercedes for success in 2017

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 11:10
  • comments 0
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Ross Brawn thinks that Mercedes will still be the  team to beat in Formula One next week.

With new regulations coming into force next year, many think that Mercedes could be challenged by Red Bull or Ferrari

But Brawn, who sold the former-Brawn GP team to Mercedes at the end of 2009, thinks the Silver Arrows will continue to be a force next year.

"Mercedes will have been pulling resource off this year's programme onto next year very early, once they saw where they were with the car," he told the FIA's in-house magazine Auto.

"If I was there, and I'm sure they've carried on a similar philosophy, I'd be saying 'Right, we've got a strong car, we can only beat ourselves, let's get everyone onto next year's programme'. I don't know how many other teams could do that."

Although the 2017 regulations are more aero-focussed and Mercedes' success has been attributed to their engine, Brawn thinks that Mercedes' current success means they'll still be the team to beat.

"Success breeds success," Brawn insisted. "Mercedes will be strong next year, despite the greater emphasis on chassis."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
See full schedule
show sidebar