Wolff would welcome Brawn despite trust comments

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Toto Wolff says he would welcome Ross Brawn taking a role in the governance of F1 despite the former Mercedes team principal saying he couldn't trust the Austrian.

Brawn revealed in his upcoming book Total Competition that he left Mercedes at the end of 2013 because he "couldn't trust" Wolff and Niki Lauda. Brawn has since revealed he would be willing to return to F1 in a role which would allow him to shape the sport's future, but would not work for a team again.

When Wolff was asked if he would welcome Brawn back to F1, the Mercedes boss replied: "Yes, I read the article.

"First of all, there was a lot of controversy around the book he has written, but success and transition is never easy and it is a delicate matter. So for me this is no problem and actually we have been in touch and he has said some quite nice things about us not dropping the ball, and the relationship is intact.

"Ross is hugely experienced and has the right personality and technical knowledge to potentially play a big part in Formula One going forward. He has been there forever and he has the right distance from being away for a couple of years and if I need to underwrite Ross coming back in a leadership function in Formula One, then he has my vote."

Brawn has previously received the backing of Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as a figure who should be recruited to oversee technical regulations within F1.

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