Tag Archive: Frédéric Vasseur

Oct 17

Renault explains reasons for Hulkenberg signing

Hulkenberg is expected to form part of an all-new driver line-up for Renault alongside Esteban Ocon
2016-07-10-Sunday-0020 Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed it was Nico Hulkenberg’s skills as a ‘real leader’ that contributed to its decision to sign him for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Aug 19

Renault basing 2017 car from Lotus 2015 model

“It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car”
2015-10-24_39735 Renault’s team principal Frederic Vasseur has explained initial developments for its 2017 car have been based upon the Lotus-branded 2015 model rather than its current challenger which has been a knock-on effect from the late takeover of the Enstone-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Apr 26

Sergey Sirotkin to run in Russian Grand Prix practice

Sergey will use Kevin Magnussen’s R.S.16 car for the 90 minute practice session on Friday morning

2016-04-26 - Renault Sport Formula One Team - Sergey Sirotkin (1) Russian race driver Sergey Sirotkin, 20, has joined Renault Sport Formula One Team as a Test Driver with a long term development plan, including running in FP1 at this week’s Russian Grand Prix Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Renault: We have to build up team again

Frederic Vasseur says the priority for Renault this season will be to “build up a strong team”

Renault: We have to build up team againIf you have a look in the past, from the cycle of Red Bull and Ferrari, they took five years to be champion. I think it is a normal cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Renault Sport Racing launches Renault Sport Academy

The academy will utilise Renault Sport Racing’s various platforms and global motorsport structures

2016-02-03 - Renault (4) Renault Sport Racing will continue Renault’s rich heritage of developing young driver talent with the formation of the Renault Sport Academy, which is tasked with finding future Renault Sport champions.

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Apr 23

ART Grand Prix – new stars in the DTM sky

The latest asset to the Mercedes-Benz camp is the French ART Grand Prix squad

In the 2015 DTM season, Mercedes follow the example of their rivals Audi and BMW: just like the Bavarian manufacturers, the Stuttgarters also will contest the battle for the 2015 touring-car racing crown with eight vehicles.

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May 16

Formula E: Teams receive the first batch of single-seater electric cars

“We are delighted to have reaped the fruit of our collaboration with Renault.” – Frédéric Vasseur

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (2) The FIA Formula E Championship is gradually building up to the new competition’s first race in Beijing, China, on September 13.

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Jan 23

ART Grand Prix 2014 GP2 Series line-up

“I am truly delighted to be working hand in hand with McLaren and Honda” – Frédéric Vasseur
ART Grand Prix ART Grand Prix are pleased to announce the signing of a brand new and exciting partnership agreement with McLaren and Honda for the upcoming GP2 Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Williams Partners with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship

Battery system for the 42 cars used in the FIA Formula E Championship

Williams Advanced Engineering logoWilliams Advanced Engineering to partner with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Spark Racing Technology joins forces with Dallara to make new Formula E car

“We have been cooperating with Frédéric Vasseur for more than 20 years” – Gian Paolo Dallara

Spark Racing Technology logoFormula E - Spark SRT 01E 1Spark Racing Technology has taken the next step in their future involvement in the debut FIA Formula E World Championship by announcing their collaboration with Italian giant Dallara. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Daniel Abt steps up to GP2 with Lotus GP

Lotus GP 2013 line-up

Lotus GP LogoSince the beginning of the GP2 Series back in 2005, Lotus GP has won multiple titles in both the drivers’ battle and the Team Championship. The motivation and talent have always remained the same and to achieve their objectives in 2013, which are to regain top place in the sport, the team will rely on a great combination of two very talented young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Formula E orders 42 cars from Spark Racing Technology

CEO of FEH comments on McLaren – SRT Partnership

McLaren Electronic Systems logoFormula E Holdings Ltd. (FEH) – the official promoter of the new FIA Formula E Championship – has announced the purchase of 42 electric Formula cars from the newly formed company, Spark Racing Technology (SRT). The cars will be used in the Formula E Championship inaugural race in 2014. SRT, led by Mr Frédéric Vasseur, onMonday announced it had reached an agreement with McLaren Electronic Systems to design and construct the powertrain for the first Formula E car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

GP3 Series Lotus GP line up announcement

Lotus GP has the pleasure of announcing that it has rounded out its trio of drivers for the third season of the GP3 Series.

Lotus GP LogoGP3 SeriesConor Daly will add to the efforts of Daniel Abt and Aaro Vainio to help the black and gold team shine in the upcoming season. Conor Daly and Lotus GP worked together for the first time in the winter tests at Jerez de la Frontera, in December 2011, where the young American driver finished his day with a spot in the top ten, as well as by doing some high quality work.

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Jan 20

Lotus GP happy to announce Aaro Vainio will be defending the team’s colors in this year’s GP3 Series championship

Lotus GP GP3 Series 2012 line up announcement

Lotus GP Logo GP3 SeriesThe young Finnish driver is no stranger to the GP3 Series in which he participated in 2011. At the age of 18, Aaro already had two full seasons of auto racing to his credit. He secured six podiums, two pole positions, and two best laps in 34 races. This winter, he took part in the Barcelona, Valencia, and Jerez tests with Lotus GP and was able to acclimate to the team, which in return got a chance to appreciate his application, determination, technical knowledge, and potential.

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Jan 18

Lotus GP3 Series – new season, new line-up.

In 2012, Lotus will defend its two GP3 Series titles with three new drivers.

Daniel Abt is the first of the trio the black and gold team has made official. The 19 year old German driver got to know the GP3 Series and Lotus during the interseason tests at Valencia and Jerez de la Frontera, where he had the best time of the last two days.

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Jan 10

Lotus ART will have a new name

With the colours that  brought glory to the  auto brand, Black and Gold.
Lotus GP Logo
GP3 - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasLotus  ART  will  have  a  new  name,  but  the  identity  and  values  of  the  team  remain  the same. Starting in 2012, and for the upcoming seasons, the team led by Frédéric Vasseur and Nicolas Todt will continue its commitment in the GP2 and GP3 Series championships under  the name  Lotus,  with the colours that  brought glory to the  auto brand, Black and Gold.
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Oct 25

Lotus ART Racing Steps’ Calado completes Lotus ART GP2 line-up

Lotus ART has established its driver lineup for the 2012 GP2 Series Championship

GP2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi carLotus ART GP2 team logoAlong with Esteban Gutierrez, Racing Steps Foundation driver James Calado will be taking part in the Abu Dhabi races, November 12 & 13 2011, and will be racing for the team in the 2012 championship.

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Sep 27

Lotus ART happy to announce Esteban Gutierrez for 2012 GP2 Series

Lotus  ART  and  the  Mexican  driver  have  fulfilled  their  joint  objectives

2010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Esteban GutierrezLotus  ART  is happy  to announce  that Esteban  Gutierrez  will be the  official  driver  for  its race team competing in the  2012 GP2 Series. Since the first day of their collaboration in 2009,  Lotus  ART  and  the  Mexican  driver  have  fulfilled  their  joint  objectives. 

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Aug 23

Richie Stanaway will be joining Valtteri Bottas and James Calado in GP3 Series

Lotus ART announcement

Lotus ART GP2 team logoSpa-FrancorchampsLotus ART is pleased to announce that Richie Stanaway will be joining Valtteri Bottas and James Calado in the GP3 Series championship starting with the Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) races to be held August 27 and 28.

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