25. Frédéric Vasseur

Frederic Vasseur (FRA) Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
Age 52
Occupation Team Principal and CEO, Alfa Romeo Racing
Nationality French
Position Last Year 31

Frédéric 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 the managing director and CEO as well as team principal of the Switzerland-based Sauber Motorsport AG.

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The French engineer is without a doubt a well-known figure in motorsport paddocks around the globe – and his success in managing teams in various racing series speaks for itself. As the founder of ART Grand Prix and ASM, Vasseur has celebrated outstanding accomplishments with the two teams and a broad selection of talented drivers over the past years, including 8 GP2 Series titles, 9 GP3 Series titles, and 12 Formula 3 Euro Series titles. Three celebrated Formula One World Champions – Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Nico Rosberg – were among the many drivers who were part of Vasseur’s talent pool in their early days.

I think the philosophy upon which the team is based remains the same -we have to do a better job tomorrow than we are doing today. We finished last season in P8, so we have to target a better result in 2021. To do so, we have to keep improving in each department, trackside and back at HQ.

Frédéric Vasseur
Team Principal and CEO, Alfa Romeo Racing

With vast experience in motor racing, Vasseur founded Spark Racing Technology (SRT) in 2012, which develops hybrid and electric powertrains. In 2014, Formula E – an FIA racing championship featuring electric-powered cars competing in the world’s biggest cities – was born. Spark Racing Technology was contracted to construct 40 single-seaters (Spark-Renault SRT_01E) for Formula E Holdings (FEH).

In 2016, Vasseur made his first step into Formula One, becoming Team Principal of the newly founded Renault Sport Formula One Team. In 2017, Frédéric Vasseur joined Sauber as Team Principal of the F1 Team and CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG.

To date, Vasseur continues as the team principal of the Alfa Romeo team. He is said to be quite an easy-going individual and gets along well with his team. Although he studied aeronautical engineering, he noted that F1 cars were often compared with fighter aircraft.

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