Philippe Descombes (Team Manager)
The overall operation of the company is managed by motor racing multi-titlist Frenchman, Philippe Descombes who has been raised in a motor racing environment. His reputation as a racing instructor and race team management expert dates back for many years. Among his known traits is his dedication to succeed and keen attention to detail. He, who is fluent in Mandarin, was the man to help the launch single seaters careers of several successful Asian drivers, including Cheng Congfu, Rodolfo Ávila, Alexander Imperatori, Jazeman Jaafar, or Rio Haryanto.
Sérgio Fonseca (Chief Operations Officer)
Joined ART in December 2007 as PR & Marketing Manager. Prior to ART, Sérgio worked for more than ten years in motorsports event organization, driver’s management and media in Portugal and Macau. The Portuguese is the Public and Media relations of the team and customer support manager.
Yannick Mazier (Chief Mechanic)
Frenchman Yannick Mazier is with ART since the first day and leads a 12-man mechanics in the workshop based at Zhuhai International Circuit. Experience gained from previous assignments in France ensures Yannick is equipped with the necessary background to contribute to the efficient operation of all of ART’s racing vehicles.
Rodolfo Ávila (Driver Coach)
Former British F3 and International Formula Master racing driver Rodolfo Avila train and coach novice and licensed drivers of all ages. 2003 Asian Formual Renault Champion and 2008 Asian Supercar Challenge Champion brings his current international experiences to the newcomers in the sport. Avila truly understands the importance of effective brand representation in the highly-competitive world of motorsports and integrates years of professional car racing and marketing experience into every aspect of the team.