At a Glance
Art Grand Prix is a professional race team based in France competing primarily in open wheel development categories as well as the DTM.
CEO/President: Sébastien Philippe
Technical Director: Frédéric Guyot
Sporting Director: Mathieu Zangarelli
What they offer
Art Grand Prix is a championship winning team with a long history of success in the sport and strong values and success in driver development.
- 40 employees
- 2500 square meters of workshop space and offices
- Full simulation department
ART Grand Prix was created in 2005 as a collaborative project between Frédéric Vasseur, the principal of ASM Formule 3, and Nicolas Todt, the son of the then Scuderia Ferrari team principal and now Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt. Vasseur wanted to expand his championship-winning Formula Three team into the newly created GP2 Series that supports Grands Prix in Europe, while Nicolas Todt had expressed an interest in team management. He had become involved in motorsport as a driver manager, and was notable for representing Felipe Massa. Todt took charge of the new team’s commercial and promotional interests, while Vasseur managed the day-to-day running of the operation. ART is based at the ASM workshops at Villeneuve-la-Guyard in the département of Yonne, France.
They previously successfully contested the Formula V8 3.5 Championship and its predecessor the World Series of Renault 3.5.
ART Grand Prix plays a great role in driver training and promotion of the young drivers. As a matter of fact, the team has worked with several great drivers who are now at the top of the motorsport world: Sebastian Vettel (F1), Lewis Hamilton (F1), Nico Rosberg (F1), Nico Hülkenberg (F1), Jules Bianchi (F1), Valtteri Bottas (F1), Paul Di Resta (F1), Alexandre Prémat (V8 Supercar), Jamie Green (DTM)
Notes of Interest
Team founders Frédéric Vasseur and Nicolas Todt are currently Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo F1 team and President of All Road Management respectively.