UPDATE | Suzuki confirms Brivio departure, waiting for confirmation from Renault

06-01-2021 16:31 | Updated: 07-01-2021 09:12
by GPblog.com
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UPDATE | Suzuki confirms Brivio departure, waiting for confirmation from Renault

The Renault Formula 1 team will start next season as the Alpine F1 Team and this name change will also involve a major restructuring within Renault. One of the big names in MotoGP is now also being linked to the team.

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Davide Brivio is the man currently associated with a possible transfer from MotoGP to the Alpine F1 Team. There is no official confirmation of the transfer yet, but Motorsport.com says that several sources have announced that Brivio will take up a senior position within Alpine.

Brivio is a big name within MotoGP and last season led Suzuki to the world title for the first time since the return (in 2015) in MotoGP. The Italian has been working in motorsport since 1990 and achieved great successes with Valentino Rossi at Yamaha.

Restructuring Alpine

The appointment of Brivio would be part of a major restructuring of the management of the Formula 1 team. The current Alpine team boss Cyril Abiteboul is responsible for the restructuring. Marcin Budkowski is mentioned as a possible successor of Abiteboul as team boss of the Formula 1 team where Abiteboul would be in the picture to get a high position within the Alpine brand. Brivio would then have a role as CEO.

Abiteboul already hinted last year that he might get another role within Alpine. "I have embarked on a mission," he said. "Part of that mission is that there will be a number of proposals in terms of structure, but I don't want to go into that here and now. What I can say, however, is that in the context of that mission, I will remain fully committed to my role as team leader until the end of the year [2020].”

UPDATE 7-1-2021 - 09:00 | Suzuki confirms Brivio departure

Suzuki has just confirmed that Davide Brivio is leaving as the manager of the team. The man who managed to lead Suzuki to the world title in 2020 is causing a shock within the Japanese team, which had just reached a peak of cooperation. Brivio will reportedly leave for Renault, where the necessary management changes will take place.

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