Ross Brawn had denied that his Ferrari visit was a formal visit on Monday.

Brawn now 59, left his position as Team Principal of Mercedes in December and the excursion increased speculation that he could return to the Italian marque now that an opening maybe available in 2015.

But speaking to the BBC, Brawn said it was “with a group of friends as part of a tour of Italy – no more than that!”

A Ferrari spokesman added that the trip was an “Italian fantasy tour with friends scheduled for some time.”

Ferrari has recently undergone a major management change amid poor on track form, with Stefano Domenicali resigning as team boss and being replaced by Marco Mattiacci, the former head of Ferrari’s North American arm.

Meanwhile, President Luca di Montezemolo has been overseeing a number of tweaks to factory processes to try and get the Marque back on top.

Hi, I have been a Formula 1 fanatic since 1987 when my family took me to the Adelaide GP. I now enjoy close friendships with team members at Ferrari and within the Holden Racing Team (V8Supercars).
  • Rapierman

    I don’t think this rumor makes any sense. Why would Brawn want to walk into the situation that Ferrari has? He’d have to know that Di Montezemolo would be breathing down his neck if that were to happen. That doesn’t quite sound like something that Brawn would want to deal with.

    • Might be for the same reason they all went in during the MSC era.
      Turning a team around once is a fluke.
      Doing it twice shows skill.

      • Rapierman

        …and three times? Would we have to designate him as a saint? >badum-tish< :-D

    • I think he would gladly deal with it. Ferrari would give him power and money. You spoke of the ego in a different article comment. Do you think Brawn would want the challenge, or the opportunity to show everyone again how great he is?

  • Agreed mini696 its all about the challenge when it comes to these guys

  • Copyshop attendant

    Apparently Ferrari’s new production sportscar will be named LaBrawn….

  • I still feel it’s that year off with pay thing and then, presto, Honda engine main man.