Davide Brivio (ITA) Alpine F1 Team Racing Director. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, British Grand Prix, Sunday 9th July 2023. Silverstone, England.

Alpine parts with Brivio who is set to head back to MotoGP

Davide Brivio (ITA) Alpine F1 Team Racing Director. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, British Grand Prix, Sunday 9th July 2023. Silverstone, England.

Davide Brivio will depart his almost anonymous role at Alpine F1 Team, the French team confirmed the parting of ways with the former MotoGP whose career in Formula 1 since he was hired was very much under the radar.

Alpine has been a revolving door for departing senior team personnel ever since Otmar Szafnauer and a couple of other senior figures were sent packing last year. It’s a surprise that Brivio lasted so long as Director Racing Expansion Projects which centered around the Alpine Academy.

The team wrote in a press release today: “Alpine Racing will mutually part ways with Director of Racing Expansion Projects Davide Brivio at the end of the year, leaving the Italian to pursue other career opportunities.”

Brivio was also quoted: “It has been a proud chapter in my motorsport career to be involved in Formula 1 with Alpine. I would like to thank Alpine for the opportunity to experience Formula 1 which was my desire and also for the chance to pass on some of my experience in motorsport onto its young drivers in the Alpine Academy.

“I wish the team and the Academy the best in the future and I’m sure we will see many young drivers go on to achieve fantastic things in their careers. To play a small part in some of that success will certainly be something I will cherish. I am grateful to Alpine for accommodating my wish to pursue other opportunities which may (and I hope that they will) arise in the future,” concluded Brivio.

Thus ended a three-year collaboration with Davide, who joined the team ahead of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season as Racing Director. Since then, Davide took on a role working as Director of Racing Expansion Projects, which included the successful management of the Alpine Academy, the team’s young driver programme.

Under Davide’s guidance and expertise in motorsport, the Academy has developed young drivers across various motorsport disciplines and has seen regular Formula 1 opportunities over the past couple of seasons, most recently with Jack Doohan’s Free Practice 1 appearance in Abu Dhabi. The team thanks Davide for his efforts during his time at Alpine and wishes him the best in his future career endeavours.

Julian Rouse will continue to oversee the Alpine Academy programme, which will enter its ninth year in 2024 and currently features nine drivers of eight nationalities, spanning four different series from FIA Formula 2 through to European Karting, and continues to play a central role in the Alpine project.

Bruno Famin, VP of Motorsports Alpine Racing added: “Firstly, we would like to thank Davide for his hard work and commitment over the last three seasons. His experience in motorsports has been extremely valuable, especially in the development and progression of the Alpine Academy.

“Davide’s wish is to leave Alpine to pursue other opportunities and we have accepted his desire by mutually agreeing to part ways. We extend our best wishes to him in his next chapter of an already impressive career in motorsports,” added Famin.

The former Suzuki boss who oversaw Valentino Rossi’s legendary time with the Japanese team. Brivio is reportedly returning to MotoGP to head up Honda’s works effort in the top flight of two-wheels.