Art Grand Prix confirm 2011 F1 application

13 May 2010 

French outfit ART Grand Prix have confirmed their application for entry to the 2011 Formula One championship season, joining the likes of: Epsilon Euskadi, Durango and Stefan GP.

The team currently compete in a range of series including GP2, GP3 and Formula 3. They have tasted varying success in all series, best of all GP2 in which they have taken the Team Championship on three occasions (2005, 2006 and 2009), powering Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and most recently Nico Hulkenberg to their season wins.

The Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur told France's AutoHebdo that an application has been submitted to the FIA for the 2011 season.

"Yes, we have submitted an application to the FIA to join the F1 World Championship in 2011," he explained.

"The application had to be made before 15 April and the FIA should get back to us by no later than 1 July; but before that, we will have to complete a technical and financial information file - that's why we hadn't communicated over the matter yet."

Image supplied by ART GP Media.