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19. Frederic Vasseur

frederic vasseur

1 - GP BAHRAIN F1/2023 - GIOVEDI’ 02/03/2023

Age 54
Occupation Team Principal & General Manager, Ferrari
Nationality French
Position Last Year 25

Frederic Vasseur (born 28 May 1968 in Draveil, Ile-de-France) is a French motorsport engineer and manager with a long career managing Formula-series teams. He is currently the team principal and general manager of Scuderia Ferrari and was previously the managing director, CEO, and team principal of the Switzerland-based Alfa Romeo Racing.

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In 1995, he graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at ESTACA (École Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile) in Paris.

In 1992, while studying, he established RPM, preparing Formula 3 engines for Renault. In 1996, he set up the ASM team, racing in Formula 3. He ran the operation until 2015, winning various titles, including the French one in 1998 with David Saelens at the wheel. He won the European title four times between 2004 and 2007 with Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Di Resta and Romain Grosjean.

In 2004, Frederic created a second team, ART Grand Prix winning eight teams’ championships across GP2 and GP3 and eleven drivers’ titles, including clinching the 2016 GP3 crown with Charles Leclerc.

An inquiring mind and a willingness to explore new avenues led Vasseur to set up AOTech in 2010, a company specialising in driving simulators and CFD design. Two years later, along came Spark Racing Technology, designing and manufacturing hybrid and electrical systems. The company secured the contract to supply Formula E chassis when the FIA (Federation Internationale Automobile) first set up the category for fully electric single-seaters in 2014.

Frederic first appeared in the Formula 1 paddock in 2016 as Renault Team Principal. The following year, he became Managing Director of the Sauber Group and Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, which morphed into Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019, running Ferrari power units.

After the 2022 season, he was asked to take on the role of Scuderia Ferrari General Manager and Team Principal, starting in his new position on 9 January 2023.

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