I put my trust in Michael - Brawn

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Part of the famous Ferrari dream team has been reunited at the Mercedes GP squad with Michael Schumacher joining team principal Ross Brawn for three years starting in 2010. Brawn, with whom Schumacher won all seven of his titles, fully trusts his new driver and believes it won't be misplaced.

When asked by the Official Formula One site if 2009 champion Jenson Button purposely left for McLaren in order to make room for the record holding drivers champion Brawn responded, "I don't think that is the case. We made a good effort to try to find a solution with Jenson and it didn't work out. Jenson made his decision in the end not to stay. We made a big effort to keep him but it wasn't possible in the end.

"It overlapped to be honest. I had a loyalty to Jenson but when that started to look difficult I started talking to Michael, and things developed from there.

"Michael and I kept very close over the years and I saw from his disappointment over the summer, when he couldn't drive a Ferrari, how much passion he still has for the sport," he added, "We're incredibly excited now about the prospect of Michael being part of the team."

"I asked Michael that question and he is the best judge of what he can do. I trust him explicitly and he told me he can do it," he answered when asked if Schumacher was still as capable as when he last competed in Formula One back in 2006.

"He has always been his own best critic, the man himself knows what he is capable of. I am very comfortable and confident and put my trust in Michael, and it won't be misplaced."