One relationship grows as another ends

One relationship grows as another ends

The potential of the coming partnership between Mercedes and Brawn GP and, as Flavio Briatore's time with Renault ends, Dieter Rencken looks back over Formula 1's recent controversies

This year, the Brawn GP-Mercedes-Benz combination has been in the headlines for all the right sporting and commercial reasons, so (undenied) suggestions that the German company is looking at acquiring either a majority slice or the entire team have enormous merit.

Not only would it increase the triple-pointed-star's footprint on the grid, but the latter option would grant the company a full voice in FOTA, while being linked to one of the most capable technical brains in F1 history in Ross Brawn.

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