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Brawn guided Mercedes to three victories in 2013
The Mercedes Formula 1 team has confirmed that Ross Brawn will step down from his position as team principal at the end of the year.
The announcement had been expected as it was revealed late in October that the parties had failed to reach an agreement on a suitable role that he would be happy with, as reported on BBC Sport at the time.
Mercedes had been hoping for Brawn to stay on in some capacity, with non-executive chairman Niki Lauda keen to have him remain with the team.
The new restructuring means that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe will jointly take charge of the team.
Brawn told BBC Sport that he leaves Mercedes in good hands.
The most important consideration in my decision to step down was to ensure the timing was right for the team in order to ensure its future success The succession planning that we have implemented during this year means we are now ready to conduct the transition from my current responsibilities to a new leadership team composed of Toto and Paddy.
Although Brawn has yet to make a decision surrounding his future, it is likely that he will remain in F1 in one capacity or another.
One strong possibility is that he will take a year out and return to join McLaren Honda.
Brawn ran the Honda team after leaving Ferrari, and the engine supplier returns to join forces with the McLaren team in 2015.