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Suzuki MotoGP chief Brivio linked with Alpine F1 role

The Italian has earned huge respect in MotoGP, where his recent success with Suzuki has come after a lengthy career that delivered multiple world championships for Yamaha too.

Although there has been no official confirmation of the move nor his departure from Suzuki, sources have indicated that a move to a senior position within Alpine could be on the cards.

There is mounting speculation that a new team management structure at Alpine is being considered, with current team boss Cyril Abiteboul moving to a senior role within the Alpine organisation.

That could leave the door open for executive director Marcin Budkowski to take over as team principal, with Brivio potentially taking a CEO type role to oversee the wider operations.

Renault has issued a firm no comment about the potential infrastructure changes when asked by Motorsport.com.

The Alpine F1 team is undergoing a fresh push from Renault CEO Luca de Meo as part of his desire to reinvigorate the French car manufacturer. Last year he approved plans for the Renault team to be renamed.

Abiteboul had been tasked by de Meo in coming up with a battle plan for Alpine and, speaking about his future last year, suggested that it was not guaranteed he would stay as F1 team principal for the long haul.

Asked if he would remain team boss in the wake of his new Alpine responsibilities, Abiteboul said that his focus on doing what was best for the sportscar manufacturer meant he was only sure of remaining in F1 until the end of 2020.

“It’s a mission which I started, which I will have in hand in a couple of weeks,” he said.

“Part of the deliverable of that mission will see obviously some proposals in terms of structure that I absolutely do not want to comment on here and now. What I can tell you is that I remain in the context of that mission until the end of this year fully committed in my role as team principal.” Read from source….