Rumors circulating the paddock at Monza during this weekend's Italian Grand Prix suggested that Brawn could be looking to buy a portion of the Williams team at which he started his long career in F1 some four decades ago. The 15-percent stake said to be under consideration is that owned by Toto Wolff, who currently works with Brawn at Mercedes – which will be supplying Williams with engines starting next season.
After masterminding Michael Schumacher's seven world championships at Benetton and Ferrari, Brawn ended up leading a management takeover of the Honda team, which he then sold to Mercedes-Benz. But his role as team principal is set to be transferred to Paddy Lowe in the near future.
Although the rumors of Brawn's investment in Williams – which could lead to his moving in as team principal there as well – were reported by Sky News, they were reportedly denied by Wolff and Williams advisor Alex Wurz.