Brivio left his place working 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 working the outfit alongside govt director Marcin Budkowski following the restructuring of its administration workforce.
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 workforce 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 through the use of a pit board.
“It’s perhaps a humorous a factor, however the largest distinction is the radio,” Brivio stated.
“You’re involved with the driving force continually, 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 continually involved. You’re virtually within the automotive. You’re way more part of what’s going on within the monitor, I feel.
“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 shortly F1 races glided by as soon as underway, regardless of usually lasting round an hour longer than MotoGP occasions.
“I skilled the primary race in Bahrain, initially I might say, ‘wow, 1h40m, 1h45m, no matter it’s, it is going to be lengthy’.
“However it went shortly, since you’re so busy, listening, checking, analysing. So it’s very attention-grabbing, an excellent expertise.”
Brivio has additionally been impressed by the better complexity of the expertise and the info collected in F1 in comparison with MotoGP.
“I’m not an engineer, however I can actually respect from the expertise,” Brivio stated. “It’s very attention-grabbing, and this one of many the reason why I made a decision to hitch, as a result of I couldn’t perceive the whole lot from the tv or whenever you come as a visitor.
“There are numerous similarities I might say. Riders and drivers, they’ve the identical up and down motivation. [They are in] good condition, unhealthy form, complaining, not pleased, no matter. So from this viewpoint it’s OK.
“Simply perhaps the expertise, it’s extra advanced. The automotive is greater, it’s many extra components, way more data and issues you’ll be able to measure, and due to this fact as a consequence, many issues it is advisable analyse and examine.
“It’s very attention-grabbing and I am very excited to get in.”