Up to Brivio if he stays at Alpine

DECEMBER 16, 2021

Up to Brivio if he stays at Alpine

Davide Brivio, Abu Dhabi GP 2021
© Alpine

Davide Brivio will "decide" whether to stay in Formula 1 with Alpine or return to the familiar environment of MotoGP, team owner Renault's CEO Luca de Meo admits.

Recently, rumours swirled in the paddock that because the long-time and successful MotoGP manager was struggling to adjust to F1, he might return to two wheels.

"He meets expectations," Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi said last month.

"Like all managers of the team, he will be evaluated on the achievements and results of this year."

But the man most responsible for luring Brivio to Alpine was fellow Italian de Meo - the CEO of Renault.

"Davide has his place on the team," de Meo told Spanish newspapers AS and Marca when asked about the Brivio rumours.

"I think he is a person with many human qualities that we needed. He has great sensitivity in developing the talent of young people, drivers.

"So he has his position, he has to decide, but it seems to me that he has every intention of continuing his integration to a very different world," de Meo added.

"I always tell him my personal story," the Italian continued.

"When I went from Fiat to Volkswagen, I didn't even speak a word of German. In Italy I had been a demi-God, because I was working with Marchionne and we turned Fiat around.

"But when I got to Wolfsburg, they treated me like a school boy," de Meo added.

(GMM)

Other stories for DECEMBER 16, 2021

HAMILTON, MERCEDES SNUB FIA PRIZE-GIVING EVENT

ECCLESTONE HITS OUT AT HAMILTON'S KNIGHTHOOD

RENAULT CEO NOT PROMISING F1 TITLE BY 2023

UP TO BRIVIO IF HE STAYS AT ALPINE

ALEX WURZ DEFENDS UNDER-FIRE RACE DIRECTOR MASI