REPORT: Alpine Set to Lose F1 Boss to Moto GP

Published 10/16/2021, 9:21 AM EDT


As Renault was transformed into Alpine, the French team also got onboard new management. In April of this year, the Formula One community was quite surprised that MotoGP boss Davide Brivio was joining the grid.

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However, there are reports from Moto.it emerging that Brivio could be heading back to his former employees. The Italian boss is already having talks with Suzuki.

Alpine boss might make a return to the world of MotoGP

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After the departure of Cyril Abiteboul, the Enstone-based team had changed its management structure. They split the team principal’s role in two separate ones, which are now headed by Marcin Budkowski and Brivio.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 3, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action during practice REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

However, not even a year into his new Formula One job, there are talks that the Italian is heading back to the world of MotoGP, where he made a name for himself.

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How’s the French team doing this season?

The Enstone-based team had a rough start to the 2021 campaign. However, one of the talking points of their season so far was the result of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

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French driver, Esteban Ocon, grabbed their first win of the season and grabbed all twenty-five points for Alpine. In terms of points in the championship standings, Alpine occupies fifth place in the table with 104 points to their name.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice

With six races remaining till the end of the season, Alpine hopes that both Ocon and Fernando Alonso grab good results and seize maximum points from the upcoming races.

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Alonso and Ocon have been confirmed as teammates for the upcoming season, and the French team hopes they continue to bring good results for the team, next season as well.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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