ART Grand Prix is a French motor racing team that competes in formula single-seaters in Europe. It came about in 2005 as a collaborative project involving Frédéric Vasseur, the principal of ASM Formule 3, and Nicolas Todt.
It was in 1996 that Frédéric Vasseur founded his first racing stable ASM. The aim was to expand his championship-winning Formula 3 team into the newly created GP2 Series that supports Grands Prix in Europe.
Founded in the winter of 2004/2005, the ART Grand Prix team was built on the solid foundations of the ASM F3 team, the two structures being under the same roof and working with the same personnel.
After their strong performances and records in French F3 and the F3 Euro Series, the team, based in the French Department of the Yonne, decided to continue its rise in the world of International Motorsports by creating a structure dedicated to the GP2 Championship, a series which replaced F3000 in 2005, as the curtain rise on the European F1 Grand Prix season.
'ART Grand Prix has allowed the emergence of young talents at all levels of the company: mechanics, engineers and of course drivers who are the visible part of this iceberg and some of whom have subsequently made their mark in the history of F1.'
ART Grand Prix plays a great role in driver training and the promotion of young drivers. As a matter of fact, the team has worked with several great drivers who are now at the top of motorsport : Sebastian Vettel (F1), Lewis Hamilton (F1), Nico Rosberg (F1), Nico Hülkenberg (F1), Valtteri Bottas (F1), Charles Leclerc (F1), Sergey Sirotkin (F1), Paul Di Resta (F1), Alexandre Prémat (V8 Supercar), Jamie Green (DTM)…
Richard Mille came on board early on, supporting Art GP since 2009