Alpine announces the appointment of Bruno Famin as VP of Alpine Motorsports and member of the Alpine Management Committee, reporting directly to Laurent Rossi, Alpine CEO. Bruno Famin will lead Alpine’s activities across all motorsport disciplines in this position.
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This new organization will further simplify and reinforce Alpine’s governance under Laurent Rossi’s leadership, through the creation of functional hubs, following the nominations this year of Philippe Krief as VP of Engineering and Product Performance and Antonino Labate as VP of Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience.
With this announcement, Alpine confirms its ambition to establish itself in the long term as a reference in top racing categories. Bruno Famin will manage all teams ranging from Formula 1 to Endurance, to customer racing and competition such as Rallye-Raid, with Alpine providing technical support to Dacia on its Dakar project. Bruno Famin will also lead the Alpine Academy, with the aim of detecting and developing drivers, thus serving as a feeder to all Alpine’s motorsports endeavours. Last but not least, Bruno Famin will continue to serve as MD of Alpine Racing’s factory in Viry-Châtillon (France), supplying high-performance powertrains to all these categories.
All current leaders of Alpine motorsport activities will thus report to Bruno Famin.
With this appointment, Bruno Famin will be in a position to leverage his extensive experience in motorsports, built on his unique track record of victories, including several titles in Le Mans and Dakar. He will also contribute his acknowledged engineering know-how, which helped re-establish Alpine’s F1 PU as a credible reference in the paddock, as well as his extensive experience in Motorsports regulations, having long served as a well-respected FIA executive.
Bruno Famin Biography:
Bruno joined BWT Alpine F1 Team prior to the start of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season. He is responsible for the development of the Power Unit, working closely with Enstone to optimise its performance within the chassis package.
The Frenchman began his time in motorsport with Peugeot in 1989, working with Peugeot Talbot Sport on engines and gearboxes. He personally worked on several vehicle projects, such as the 905 Spider and the 106 GRA.
In 2005, Bruno was made Technical Director of Peugeot Sport, and by 2012, he took over as Director of the company. He played a seminal role in the Le Mans, winning 908 projects and the record-breaking Pikes Peak victory in 2013 at the hands of Sebastien Loeb. Bruno was also at the helm of three Dakar Rally victories between 2016 and 2018, as well as the 2015 World Rallycross Championship win.
By 2019, Bruno became Director of Operations for the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). His main role was to manage the integration of all of the Federation’s sporting and supporting functions.