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Lewis Hamilton backs Mercedes to replace Ross Brawn

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Lewis Hamilton has claimed Mercedes can find a"better" team boss should Ross Brawn leave the team at the end of the season.

Speculation is still rampant over the future of Ross Brawn though he is yet to confirm whether he will indeed leave the team which he has been a part of since it's Honda days.

Speaking in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton said he was confident of his team's chances in 2014 who ever was in charge, whether it was Brawn or his likely successor Paddy Lowe.

"Ross wasn't the only thing I came here for" he told reporters.

"He was the one that came and showed me the progress that the team was making and the direction in which they were going," said the Briton. "But that would be the position of any boss who would have done that."

Asked about a potential replacement Hamilton said that will there was "no-one (in F1) like Adrian Newey" Brawn would be slightly easier to replace.

"Maybe, maybe not," he said.

"People said there would never be another Michael Schumacher but there is Sebastian (Vettel) now.

"There is going to be someone out there who can do the same or better and they just haven't had the chance," added Hamilton.

One man who did give Brawn a vote of confidence, claiming he would be the best man for Mercedes is Jenson Button, who famously won the world championship with Brawn at Brawn GP in 2009 after the Briton had bought the team from Honda.

"For me it is clear that we will still see a lot of him in the future," he said.

The 58-year-old has been linked to a move with McLaren's future engine supplier Honda for the reunion with the team in 2015.

Button added: "I am very surprised that they (Mercedes) are letting him go at all as for me he is the perfect guy to run a team."

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