Brawn would be 'fantastic' F1 rule maker - Button

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Jenson Button says Ross Brawn would be a "fantastic" external candidate to take over the rule making process in F1.

The current governance structure in F1 has come under increased scrutiny this year, with the the Grand Prix Drivers Association [GPDA] writing an open letter expressing its concerns. At present, the teams have a hand in the decision making process regarding regulations but FIA president Jean Todt has said he believes the governing body should have full power.

Button says the teams should probably not have so much of an influence and believes an outside figure would be best to make the final decisions.

"You are never going to get all of the teams to agree on a regulation, never, but the problem is at the moment is that you need every team to agree," Button is quoted as saying by ESPN. "At the moment it's very tricky and the FIA said that possibly they should have complete control over the regulations which is maybe the case, maybe.

"My team [McLaren] won't like me talking as I'm talking, but sometimes it needs to be someone outside of the sport. As long as they have the right direction and they have an understanding of the sport and help from experts in certain areas of the sport and the car and aerodynamically, and what have you, maybe the decisions have got to be made from someone else who is not involved with the sport."

And Button highlights Ross Brawn as an ideal candidate but has doubts over whether the former Ferrari, Brawn GP and Mercedes man would want to return to the sport.

"Yeah Ross would be great. I think Ross would be fantastic, I think everyone believes in Ross and what he has achieved. As long as he had interest to do it, but I'm not sure that he would, he's enjoying his fishing I'm sure."

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