Brivio left his place operating Suzuki’s MotoGP squad off the again of final 12 months’s world championship victory to take up a senior F1 position with Alpine.
The Italian serves because the racing director for Alpine, collectively operating the outfit alongside government director Marcin Budkowski following its restructuring of its administration crew.
Discussing his first two races working in F1, Brivio stated that one of many largest issues he needed to get used to following his transfer was the usage of crew radio to remain in fixed contact with the drivers.
In MotoGP, groups can solely talk with riders whereas they’re out on-track through quick messages on the dashboard of the bike or by utilizing a pit board.
“It’s possibly a humorous a factor, however the largest distinction is the radio,” Brivio stated.
“You might be involved with the motive force always, the race engineer telling them to do that, to do this, wait slightly bit, no matter.
“[In MotoGP] as soon as the race begins, the rider is by himself. You simply sit down and also you watch tv, that’s all you are able to do.
“Right here, you’re always involved. You’re nearly within the automotive. You might be rather more part of what’s going on within the observe, I feel.
Esteban Ocon, Alpine A521, Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521
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“You’re not simply having fun with it. You take pleasure in it, however not as a spectator. So the radio was the most important distinction, however attention-grabbing and really thrilling.”
Brivio stated that he was stunned by how rapidly F1 races glided by as soon as underway, usually lasting round an hour longer than MotoGP occasions.
“I skilled the primary race in Bahrain, in the beginning I’d say, ‘wow, 1h40m, 1h45m, no matter it’s, it is going to be lengthy’.
“But it surely went rapidly, since you’re so busy, listening, checking, analysing. So it’s very attention-grabbing, an important expertise.”
Brivio has additionally been impressed by the larger complexity of the know-how and the information collected in F1 in comparison with MotoGP.
“I’m not an engineer, however I can actually recognize from the know-how,” Brivio stated. “It’s very attention-grabbing, and this one of many explanation why I made a decision to hitch, as a result of I couldn’t perceive all the pieces from the tv or once you come as a visitor.
“There are lots of similarities I’d say. Riders and drivers, they’ve the identical up and down motivation. [They are in] good condition, unhealthy form, complaining, not glad, no matter. So from this perspective it’s OK.
“Simply possibly the know-how, it’s extra complicated. The automotive is greater, it’s many extra components, rather more data and issues you possibly can measure, and due to this fact as a consequence, many issues it is advisable analyse and verify.
“It’s very attention-grabbing and I am very excited to get in.”