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2014-09-02 09:36

TEAM TALK: Michael Schumacher (right) and former Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn having a chat during the good old days. Could Brawn return to return to F1? Image: AFP

MARANELLO, Italy - Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team's new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear.

Brawn stepped down in 2013 as Mercedes' team boss but before that was Maranello's authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era.

Mattiacci, who replaced Stefano Domenicali early in 2014, told CNN that he had spoken "several times" with Brawn recently.

'MOST RESPECTED'

Mattiacci said: "Everybody would like to have Ross or would like to see Ross back at Ferrari. He's one of the most respected personalities in F1 with the highest knowledge and pedigree.

"Everybody would be happy with somebody like Ross."

Brawn and Ferrari played down a visit the 59-year-old made recently to Maranello. Now Mattiacci has admitted it was "very nice to spend a few minutes" with Brawn at the time.

Asked to rate out of 10 his chances of securing Brawn for 2015, he insisted: "I don't like to do that kind of game. I have to work with what I have, not what eventually I will have.

Mattiacci added: "James (Allison) is the technical director and I want to start from that point. To tango you have to have two. Maybe Ross (Brawn) is happy with what he is doing."

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