Davide Brivio has been confirmed at the Alpine F1 Team following his departure from Suzuki.
Davide Brivio has been confirmed at the Alpine F1 Team following the news that he was leaving Suzuki after winning the 2020 MotoGP World Championship with Spaniard Joan Mir who was able to win the title in just his second season in the premier class. He is the man who was responsible for hiring Joan Mir which included fending off competition including Repsol Honda, Mir was able to pay back Brivio’s confidence with the highest honour he could bestow, the MotoGP title. This did not go unnoticed with this achievement sparking clear interest in the F1 paddock.
It was announced earlier this month that Brivio would be leaving Suzuki, the news stunned many with Alex Rins believing the whole thing was a joke, however, after more than 20 years in the class winning titles a change was required to keep Brivio motivated.
His racing CV includes working with Valentino Rossi who also took world championships whilst Brivio was working with him donning the Yamaha colours. He has now won titles with two different manufacturers and has achieved things team managers would only dream of, therefore when an opportunity for something new came about he jumped at the chance, making the switch to F1.
The move was officially confirmed on Sunday 17th January with a statement which reads:
“Alpine F1 Team is delighted to confirm Davide Brivio will strengthen its team ahead of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
His specific role and responsibilities will be announced in the coming weeks. He will report to the Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi.
“Davide joins Alpine F1 Team with a wealth of experience and success following more than 20 years in the MotoGP World Championship, most recently sealing the World Championship crown for rider Joan Mir, and the Teams’ Championship title for his former team.
“We look forward to welcoming Davide as we start the next stage of our Formula 1 journey.”
The MotoGP paddock will miss him dearly, we wish him the best of luck with this new adventure.