Former Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes AMG Petronas Technical Director will return to the world of Formula One as Motor Sports Managing Director as the sport's new owners, Liberty Media, look to bring their visions to fruition.
In an official statement issued on Monday evening, Liberty Media announced that Brawn would be joined by Sean Bratches who will become Managing Director of Commercial Operations.
The announcement shows that the departure of Bernie Ecclestone will be followed also by an operational structure that is contrasting to what has preceded it.
"It's fantastic to be returning to the world of Formula 1. I've enjoyed consulting with Liberty Media these last few months and I'm looking forward to working with Chase, Sean and the rest of the Formula 1 Team to help the evolution of the sport. We have an almost unprecedented opportunity to work together with the teams and promoters for a better F1 for them and, most importantly, for the fans."
Fans the world over will no doubt be excited at the prospect of someone of Ross Brawn's stature being brought in to influence F1's sporting direction.
The move is a statement of intent from Liberty Media. They will no doubt profit should Brawn's arrival bring about an improvement in racing, however the decision also shows that the desires of the fans are being taken into acvount.
It is about time that the fans had a voice in the upper rungs of the sport and Liberty would have been hard-pressed to find someone more suitable than Brawn to give them what they want: exciting racing.
By Alex Griffin