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Brawn, 59, was the mastermind behind many of Michael Schumacher's drivers world titles at Benetton and Ferrari and also won the championship with Jenson Button under Brawn GP in 2009.
Mercedes hailed Brawn as the architect of their success and said his duties would be split between Wolff, in charge of business, and Lowe on the technical side.
After months of speculation regarding his position as team principal at Mercedes which first surfaced in January, the team have con-firmed Brawn is to step down from the role at the end of next month.
Given Brawn has also been calling the shots on the development of the 2014 powertrains for the last 18 months, as 1.
Speculation on Brawn's position had been rife since early this year following the entry last winter of Paddy Lowe -- formerly technical director of McLaren -- first with the intention of immediately replacing Brawn.
However, Hamilton said that when he had made the decision, it was based on a lot more things than just Brawn, adding that he was not the only thing he came to Mercedes for.
He can certainly afford to do so, after making over PS100million from the sale of his Brawn GP team to Mercedes after winning the world title with Jenson Button in 2009.
Reports yesterday morning claimed Brawn had failed to reach a satisfactory agreement with his employers over his role next season and would leave the team after the final race of the calendar in Brazil on November 24.
There had been a suggestion that 58-year-old would step down and now sources close to Mercedes have told the BBC that both parties have failed to reach an agreement on a role in which Brawn would be happy to remain at the team.
Not for the first time this season stories emerged at the start of the week claiming Brawn would leave the Brackley-based marque at the end of the year.
Although denied by Mercedes at the time, it is a rumour that will not go away until Brawn confirms his intentions for the future, which he has so far declined to do.
Not for the first time S this season stories emerged at the start of the week claiming Brawn would leave the Brackley-based marque at the end of the year.