Alpine Racing Reveals Surprising Exit of Major Figure

The Alpine Racing Team has confirmed the end-of-year departure of Davide Brivio, their Director of Racing Expansion Projects.


By Ben Bush
Updated on January 17, 2024

David Brivio set to explore new career prospects

The Alpine Racing Team has confirmed the end-of-year departure of Davide Brivio, their Director of Racing Expansion Projects.

Brivio, who took on the role of racing director with Alpine in 2021, is set to pursue new opportunities in his career.

The responsibility of overseeing the Alpine Academy will remain with Julian Rouse, who currently holds the position of interim sporting director.

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This announcement is part of a series of mid-season organisational changes within the team. These changes also included the departures of Otmar Szafnauer, the team principal, and Alan Permane, the sporting director, after the Belgian Grand Prix. Bruno Famin has been appointed as the interim team principal in the interim.

Brivio set to explore new career prospects

“Firstly, we would like to thank Davide for his hard work and commitment over the last three seasons,” said Famin.

“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.”

Brivio says goodbye to Alpine Team

“It has been a proud chapter in my motorsport career to be involved in Formula 1 with Alpine,” Brivio said of his departure.

“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.

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“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.”

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