The upcoming appointment of Davide Brivio, the previous head of Suzuki’s MotoGP manufacturing unit workforce, as Managing Director of Alpine F1, comes as a shock.
On the one hand, the Italian supervisor has achieved appreciable success over time in the most well-liked bike racing championship on the earth, on the opposite, he has no expertise in System 1. However Flavio Briatore, the previous head of the Benetton and Renault groups, would not see this as a giant drawback.
“On the whole, the duty is at all times the identical: you’ve gotten to have the ability to lead individuals and be certain that the racing expertise that the workforce has at its disposal is as aggressive as potential,” Briatore mentioned in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. – After I got here to Benetton in 1988, I had no expertise in motorsport, I didn’t even see a single Grand Prix (nevertheless, later, below the management of Briatore, Benetton gained championships with Michael Schumacher, after which, changing into a manufacturing unit Renault workforce, with Fernando Alonso).
So I consider that Brivio may even be capable of obtain success in System 1. Renault had good causes to decide on it. I am certain lack of expertise just isn’t an issue. In the long run, crucial factor is to have the ability to lead individuals. In a couple of months he’ll determine all the things out and perceive what must be achieved. As well as, he involves the workforce when it’s on the rise. Fernando Alonso is an impressive racer, and in the long run the principle job should be solved: to construct a quick automobile ”.
Presumably, Brivio will take the place of managing director of Alpine F1, Marcin Budkowski will develop into the workforce chief, and Cyril Abiteboul will head Alpine, Renault’s division that produces sports activities automobiles of the identical identify, and from 2021, all of the sports activities applications of the French concern. There isn’t any official affirmation of all these appointments but, however it might probably most likely be anticipated that all the things will occur on January 14: in response to rumors, the Alpine F1 can be offered on today.