Ross Brawn has denied rumours that he's set to swap Mercedes for Williams, purchasing Toto Wolff's shares in his previous team.
As the silly season branches out from drivers to team personnel, Brawn has found himself the topic of the latest rumour to sweep the paddock.
According to the gossip, Brawn is on the verge of purchasing Wolff's shares in Williams as Merc's Austrian executive director looks to sever all ties with his previous team.
The Mercedes team boss, though, has denied this.
"I'm definitely not buying shares in Williams!" he told Ted Kravitz on Sky Sports' The F1 Show.
"I'm planning to be here next year so there's nothing else happening, I can guarantee it."
The team boss was also questioned about swap from V8 to V6 engines in 2014, which some believe could shake up the grid.
"Genuinely we don't know where we will be next year," said the Englishman.
"I can see the car progressing well, I can see the engine progressing well. I can see the unity in the team, both engine and chassis, we just don't have a reference.
"Sometimes when the regulations change you can pick up references, but we've got no idea where anyone else is at the moment. We think we're okay but we won't know until we go racing."
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