Brivio to depart Alpine at the end of the year

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Alpine and its Director of Racing Expansion Davide Brivio have agreed to go their separate ways after a three-year collaboration in Formula 1.

Brivio was appointed as Alpine’s racing director in January 2021, the Italian migrating to Formula 1 from MotoGP where he had guided with success the efforts of the works Suzuki MotoGP team.

However, in 2022 his role with Alpine eventually evolved into a less hands-on involvement with the Enstone squad and into a mission centered on the French outfit’s young driver programme.

Brivio was initially contracted to Alpine until the end of 2024 but both parties mutually agreed to an early termination of their partnership.

"It has been a proud chapter in my motorsport career to be involved in Formula 1 with Alpine," Brivio said.

"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."

Brivio’s departure means that Alpine has capped its year with a final personnel reshuffle that follows the wholesale changes undergone by the team last summer.

In the wake of the exit of former Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi in mid-July, team boss Otmar Szafnauer and sporting director Alan Permane were ousted from the French outfit after the Belgian Grand Prix.

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