Brawn uncut: how Mercedes became a contender

Brawn uncut: how Mercedes became a contender

A tough 2012 season meant Mercedes was under big pressure to deliver this year, especially with Lewis Hamilton on board. Ross Brawn talks to JONATHAN NOBLE about the team's turnaround in form

Mercedes started the 2013 Formula 1 season in apparent turmoil. It had failed to live up to expectations in any of its first three seasons back as a works team, its long-time motorsport chief Norbert Haug was out and rumours swirled that team boss Ross Brawn soon would be too.

And all that was happening just as the spotlight on Mercedes grew every larger following Lewis Hamilton's decision to quit McLaren for F1's other silver squad.

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