Davide Brivio, the Director of Racing Expansion Projects, is leaving Alpine’s Formula 1 team after 2023, marking the third high-profile departure from the team this year.
‣ Alpine’s Formula 1 team is parting ways with Davide Brivio, who joined the team in 2021 as Racing Director.
‣ Brivio’s role evolved into Director of Racing Expansion Projects, including the Alpine Academy, but he has chosen to pursue a new adventure elsewhere after 2023.
‣ Brivio’s departure follows the exits of team boss Otmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane earlier this F1 season.
‣ Rumours have circulated that Brivio may return to MotoGP, potentially replacing Alberto Puig as team boss of Repsol Honda.
Big news from the world of Formula 1. Alpine’s F1 team is shaking things up. Following the exit of team boss Otmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane, another big name is leaving the team. This time, it’s Davide Brivio.
Brivio, who joined the team in 2021, is also saying goodbye. He came from Suzuki’s MotoGP team, which has since dropped from the top class of two-wheelers. His role at Alpine? Racing Director. But it didn’t stop there. His role evolved into Director of Racing Expansion Projects, which includes the Alpine Academy.
But now, at 59, the Italian has decided to seek new adventures. He’ll be waving goodbye to Alpine’s F1 team after 2023. It’s a big move, and one that’s sure to shake things up.
Brivio had this to say about his departure: “It has been a proud chapter in my motorsport career to be involved in Formula 1 with Alpine. I’m grateful for the chance to pass on some of my experience in motorsport to its young drivers in the Alpine Academy.”
He added, “I wish the team and the Academy the best in the future. To play a small part in some of that success will certainly be something I will cherish.”
Deputy team boss Bruno Famin thanked Brivio for his efforts. He said, “His experience in motorsports has been extremely valuable, especially in the development and progression of the Alpine Academy. We extend our best wishes to him in his next chapter of an already impressive career in motorsports.”
Brivio’s departure is the third at Alpine this year. It follows Szafnauer and Permane’s departure from the French team earlier this F1 season. Whether Famin will continue in his current role of interim team principal and vice-president of Alpine Motorsport in 2024 is not yet known.
Rumours are swirling that Brivio is planning a return to MotoGP. He would replace Alberto Puig as team boss of Repsol Honda. The team has been in a slump since the prolonged injury to star rider Marc Marquez, who is swapping the Japanese team for Italian Gresini Ducati after this year. However, nothing is yet officially known about the possible departure of Puig or the arrival of Brivio.