The Alpine Formula 1 team have confirmed the appointment of former MotoGP team boss Davide Brivio as their new racing director as Renault’s rebranded outfit continue their big 2021 shake-up.
Alpine are a new name on the grid for this season as Renault give their performance sub-brand the full F1 treatment, and the French manufacturer had already confirmed long-time boss Cyril Abiteboul’s exit this January.
Now, the expected arrival of Brivio – who was a respected team manager of MotoGP’s Suzuki – has been announced, although Alpine say ‘his specific role and responsibilities will be announced in the coming weeks’.
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Brivio arrives with a wealth of experience having fronted Suzuki’s MotoGP project – leading them to the championship last season. The Italian, 52, left the team last week.
He will report to newly-appointed CEO Laurent Rossi at Alpine.
Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso is returning to the grid to join Alpine, alongside Esteban Ocon, and the team have already offered a glimpse of their livery for 2021.
A ‘temporary winter livery’ was revealed last week, with Alpine’s full design for their first year of F1 will be unveiled in February.