Lotus Back in 2011 GP2, GP3 with ART Grand Prix
Founded by Nicolas Todt and Frederic Vasseur, ART Grand Prix won the GP2 series three times in the last five years, with its cars being driven to success by today's stars of the motorsport world: Nico Rosberg (2005), Lewis Hamilton (2006) and Nico Hulkenberg (2009).
“This deal means a lot to me personally; I’ve known Nicolas Todt for many years and have already had the opportunity to work alongside him in the past,” said Gino Rosato, Lotus Director of Corporate Communications.
“Lotus is proud to be partnering ART Grand Prix and in doing so uniting with the most successful and recognized team in GP2 Series. We come together with a common goal: to continue our great success in motorsport,” Rosato said.
To celebrate the new collaboration agreement, ART and Lotus will field two cars at the GP2 Europe and GP2 Asia series and three cars in the GP3 Europe series.
“The move into GP2 and GP3 solidifies Lotus Motorsport’s commitment to promoting driver development and supporting the search for the world champions of the future,” added Lotus Motorsport Director of Operations Miodrag Kotur.
“Lotus won’t simply be partner in name only, ART Grand Prix will also benefit from Lotus’ considerable engineering and technical support and experience.”