Tag Archive: Frédéric Vasseur

Dec 23

The Lotus ART GP2 team is pleased to announce that they have signed a deal with Jules Bianchi

For the upcoming 2011 championship season

Lotus ART GP2 team logoJules Bianchi 2This will be his fourth season with the French based squad after contesting two years in the F3 Euro Series followed by his debut season in the 2010 GP2 championship. In 2010 he finished up as best rookie of the year as well as third overall with four podiums, three pole positions and one fastest lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Lotus ART is delighted to complete their GP3 driver line up

After recently confirming James Calado and Valtteri Bottas

Lotus Art logoLotus ART  is pleased to announce that a new deal with Pedro Henrique Nunes for the upcoming 2011 championship season has been signed. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Esteban Gutierrez in GP2 with Lotus ART Team in 2011

“After our title in the GP3 Series, this is the logical next step to make with Esteban”

GP3 - Esteban Gutierrez 1ART Grand PrixThe Lotus ART team is pleased to announce the signing of Esteban Gutierrez as one of their official drivers in the upcoming 2011 GP2 Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

ART Grand Prix quits Formula 3 Series

Team remains completely focussed and committed to GP2/GP3

ART Grand PrixIt is with deep regret that ART Grand Prix has announced that they will terminate their Formula 3 programme and not be taking part in any Formula 3 Series in 2011. The evolution of the company means that ART Grand Prix will take on some new directions that will be revealed in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Lotus back on track with ART

“It is a fantastic opportunity for ART Grand Prix to be working with Lotus” – Frédéric Vasseur

The best of British meets the best of France as Lotus Motorsport and GP2 championship winners ART Grand Prix unite to create the ultimate GP2 and GP3 race teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Brands Hatch: Félix da Costa race winner (+results)

Signature claims teams’ title

 For the third time in a row, António Félix da Costa (Motopark Academy) won a race of the Formula 3 Euro Series on Sunday. The Portuguese won ahead of Carlos Muñoz (Mücke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Nico Müller dominates to take first GP3 win (+results, updated²)

GP3 Series

Jenzer Motorsport driver Nico Müller claimed his first GP3 victory at the Valencia Street Circuit today after a dominant race win from the front row of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Renault wants to ‘build team around’ Kubica

Renault eyes another F1 engine deal

2010-05-08 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 3Renault wants to build its team around Robert Kubica. That is the claim of the team’s new majority owner Gerard Lopez, amid rising speculation that Pole Kubica is being lined up for a 2011 switch to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Rossi leads test again for ART Grand Prix

Signaling his intent for Championship

Alexander RossiGP3 Series Championship returned to the southern France testing circuit, Paul Ricard, to complete the second official preseason test this past week. With the schedule for the two days being similar as before, with a testing session in both the morning and afternoon, it was the addition of a 30 minute qualifying shootout that would take place directly after the morning session on the second day that had everyone talking and preparing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Rossi makes it three out of four‏ (+results)

“Obviously, I can only be very pleased with how this first official test went” -Bruno Michel

Today marked the conclusion of the first ever GP3 Series test in Le Castellet, and the mood in the paddock as the teams began packing away was a positive one after two days of hard work. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

ART Grand Prix team 2010 line-up announcement

The GP3 Series promises to be a great championship

The ART Grand Prix team would like to announce their driver line up for the inaugural 2010 GP3 Championship season. The French based squad will boast three drivers, Esteban Gutierrez, Alexander Rossi and Pedro Enrique to compete in what will be a strong championship that will run parallel to its sister series, the GP2 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Citroen’s Quesnel says no to Renault role – report

Olivier Quesnel is the sports boss for Peugeot and Citroen

Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list. Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple world champion is still interested, Berger denies that talks even took place. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Sam Bird joins ART for 2010 GP2 Season

Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain’s Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

ART Grand Prix line up for GP2 Asia in Abu Dhabi

Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson

ART Grand Prix are pleased to announce that Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson will drive for the team in the upcoming testing session at the Abu Dhabi circuit this weekend ahead of the opening race of the GP2 Asia series that will get underway the following week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

‘Witness X’ sealed ousted Briatore’s fate

Briatore was invited to crash-gate hearing – FIA

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1746A mystery Renault F1 employee, described by the World Motor Sport Council as ‘witness X’ and by the French team as ‘the whistle blower’, sealed the outcome of the crash-gate scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

‘Distraught’ Briatore set to hit back – reports

“He has been left without his means of earning a living”

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 1Some sections of the media believe Monday was the end of the crash-gate scandal, but a scorned Flavio Briatore may be now readying to hit back. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Briatore demise ‘sad’ – Mosley

Crash-gate over but clouds remain over Renault

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio BriatoreMonday’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ended Flavio Briatore’s 20-year career in motor racing, and now the British Football League is considering whether to also ban the disgraced former Renault team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Piquet not punished but F1 return unlikely

F1 world lashes out at crash-gate leniency

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 2314As the ‘crash-gate’ scandal ended on Monday, a contrite Nelson Piquet Jr said he now wants to resurrect his formula one career. Having blown the whistle on his ousted bosses Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, the 23-year-old Brazilian was not punished by the World Motor Sport Council on Monday despite admitting to crashing on purpose during the 2008 Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Renault escapes ban, Briatore banned for life

+ Renault & Piquet comments

Renault escaped Monday’s ‘crash-gate’ hearing with a two-year suspended disqualification, but Flavio Briatore was banned from motor sport for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Crash-gate hearing over in 90 minutes

Prost gets closer to Renault boss role

Renault’s so-called ‘crash-gate’ hearing of the World Motor Sport Council on Monday took less than two hours. With the French team already effectively admitting the guilt of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds and not contesting the conspiracy charges, a decision is expected to be published by the FIA before the end of business hours.

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