Davide Brivio to leave Alpine after three years in latest managerial change
Alpine have announced that they will be mutually parting ways with Director of Racing Expansion Projects Davide Brivio at the end of the year, allowing the Italian “to pursue other career opportunities”.
Brivio joined Alpine as Racing Director ahead of the 2021 season, having carved a name for himself in the motorcycle world with stints as Team Manager of Yamaha in World Superbike and MotoGP, and Suzuki in MotoGP.
Since then, he took on a role working as Director of Racing Expansion Projects, which included managing the team’s young driver programme, the Alpine Academy.
Interim Sporting Director Julian Rouse will continue to oversee the Alpine Academy programme, which currently features nine drivers of eight nationalities, spanning four different series from Formula 2 through to European karting.
Brivio’s exit follows on from a host of mid-season changes at Alpine, including Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer and Sporting Director Alan Permane both leaving after the Belgian Grand Prix, and Bruno Famin stepping in as Interim Team Principal.
“Firstly, we would like to thank Davide for his hard work and commitment over the last three seasons,” said Bruno Famin, VP Motorsports Alpine Racing.
“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.”
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Brivio added: “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.”