Why Alpine’s latest signing could be its best hope of F1 glory

The return of Fernando Alonso to the renamed Alpine team is a sure sign of the team’s ambition. But its latest appointment from MotoGP could be an even bigger coup as it seeks to end a barren run stretching back to Alonso’s 2006 world title

On Wednesday, Motorsport.com dropped the bombshell that Suzuki team boss Davide Brivio would exit his role with the reigning MotoGP world champions to likely take up a role with the rebranded Renault outfit Alpine in Formula 1.

It is a wholly unexpected move, one which was only decided on recently. With just over a month until the first pre-season test for the 2021 MotoGP campaign is due to get underway, the turnaround for Suzuki to find his successor will be quick – although project leader Shinichi Sahara will steer the ship in the meantime.

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