Fresh out of ESTACA (Higher School of Aeronautical Techniques and Automotive Engineering) in 1996 Frederic Vasseur started his own racing team, ASM, which he initially intended to race in the Formula 3 Championship, signing a contract with car manufacturer, Renault. It was a key moment in the rise of this team: and with the first title came recognition for the young company, which made it possible for Frederic Vasseur to make a partnership agreement with Mercedes after Renault decided to withdraw from the world of Formula 3.
ASM then took part in a new adventure, the F3 Euro Series - born from a merger between the French and German F3 championships - in 2003. Frederic Vasseur devoted the first year of ASM in this discipline with the construction of a long-term plan on the agenda. Between 2004 and 2009, the team has been undefeated in the F3 Euro Series, securing 51 victories from 80 races, and was also very successful in the prestigious international races, such as the Masters of Zandvoort, Macao and Korea.
Several great names in auto racing were born under Frederic Vasseur’s watchful eye in the F3 EuroSeries: Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Di Resta, Romain Grosjean and Jules Bianchi but the talent did not stop there. The creation of ART Grand Prix with Nicolas Todt made it possible for Frederic to continue his rise in the world of auto sport with ART GP being the winner of six titles in GP2 including three driver titles for Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hülkenberg.
In 2010 and 2011, four titles in GP3 came on the list thanks to the successes of Esteban Gutierrez and Valtteri Bottas.
Since he was born, Nicolas Todt grew up in the world of Motor Racing so for him. Turning his passion into his profession was a natural progression as well as a true achievement. A graduate of the commercial school of Toulouse (2000), Nicolas founded his first company, NTNZ, specialized in the communication and creation of Internet sites, in 2001. It was a successful first move into the field and he created for himself a large agenda of relations and a sphere of competence which naturally led him to aim even higher.
Opportunity was born from a meeting with Felipe Massa in 2003, who Nicolas began to manage when the Brazilian had been hired by the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team as a test driver.
Nicolas created a new company, All Road Management, specialized in Motorsport consulting that currently takes care of the career of Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado both F1 drivers, James Calado (AF Corse Ferrari) and the young Charles Leclerc from Monaco, racing in FIA F3 this season.
Two years after the creation of All Road Management, Nicolas joined Frederic Vasseur who was in charge of the ASM F3 team to create ART Grand Prix and enter the new stepping stone to F1, the GP2 championship. Success came right away as the team clinched all titles in 2005 and 2006 with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. At fall 2007 ART Grand Prix merged with ASM the F3 Team.
Having strong driving and team management skills, Sébastien Philippe has gained extensive experience in motorsport over the years. He became Team Manager and Managing Director at ART Grand Prix since January 2014.
Sébastien started go-kart racing really young and won the CIK Junior World Cup in 1991. He made his debut in single-seater two years later. Winner of the Coupe de France ELF Campus FFSA on his first season, he competed in Formula Renault and then in Formula 3 under the colors of ASM F3 (which will become ART Grand Prix) where he established links with Frédéric Vasseur. He moved to Japan in 1999, racing in F3 first and then, in Super GT.
Crowned runner-up in 2006, he came back to France after the 2009 season.
A second professional life then opened to him as he became team manager at OAK Racing, a team competing in the WEC championship. After four successful years and many victories (Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 for instance), Sebastien took office within ART Grand Prix.
A graduate of the prestigious ESTACA aviation and automotive engineering school (Class of 2004), Frédéric Guyot started his engineering career with Force One Racing, engaged in FSSA GT and competing the 24 Hours of Spa.
In 2006, Frédéric began working with ART Grand Prix in GP2 Series. He was appointed chief engineer of the series in 2013. He took part in the ascent of many drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Jules Bianchi or Stoffel Vandoorne recently.
With his experience in single-seater, Frédéric Guyot is now ART’s Technical Director of the GP2 and GP3 programs.
After his graduation from the engineering French school, the ESTACA in 2004, Gaëtan Jego forged his experience with ART Grand Prix.
Performance engineer in F3 during his first year in the team, Gaëtan started to work in GP2 Series in 2005 where he kept moving up. He has assumed the role of chief engineer of the series between 2008 and 2012.
Gaëtan was then dedicated to GT programs in 2013 and 2014; before discovering the DTM. Chief Engineer at the introduction of the championship in 2015, he now officiates as Technical Director of ART’s DTM program.