The ex-Ferrari wizard has joined Honda - via a global angling adventure. Bet the new RA108 will be quick through Maggotts. By STEVE COOPER
If you're a fisherman, then you'll regularly hear about 'the one that got away'. But Ross Brawn, perhaps Formula 1's keenest angler, has put a neat twist on the saying. For it was he who slipped the net, unheaped the multiple burdens from his shoulders and escaped the strong gravitational pull of the F1 paddock.
Everybody knows that Brawn left F1 for a year, casting the net wide as he travelled the world, an eye on resting his soul and freeing up his mind while weighing up the options for a potential return. Far fewer know that his sabbatical was almost solely devoted to trawling the globe to find the greatest fishing spots known to man.