Ross Brawn is set to take over the helm of Formula 1's sporting regulations, according to reports.
The German report suggests that the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, has approved the appointment, but offers no timescale on when he will take up the role. Brawn and current FIA boss Jean Todt worked closely together during their time with the Ferrari team.
Last week Brawn said he was interested in a return to F1, but not with a team.
“I would never go back to a team. I did everything I can in a team, but I would be repeating myself,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “For sure, trying to help F1 become a better F1 would be appealing. It would be the one thing that could be interesting. If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan. My view is we haven’t got the ideal structure for creating that plan and implementing it over time.”