ART Grand Prix submits 2011 F1 application
13 May 2010 – With the United States' Cypher Group having confirmed its 2011 Formula 1 interests to GPUpdate.net on Wednesday, the French ART Grand Prix squad has now expressed its own intentions by submitting an official application to F1 governing body the FIA.
Currently racing in a selection of formulae including European Formula 3, GP2 and GP3, ART Grand Prix is a leading name in those championships below Formula 1 although the team admits that it now aims to fill the sole vacancy for the 2011 grid.
"Yes, we have submitted an application to the FIA to join the F1 World Championship in 2011," ART GP Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur explained to France's AutoHebdo.
"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."