Pascal Vasselon was the Senior General Manager Chassis of the Panasonic Toyota Formula 1 team, based at Toyota Motorsport GmbH. When he joined Toyota F1, he was the Head of Development and Research Chassis prior to his 2006 promotion. Before being involved with Toyota, Vasselon held many positions in Michelin's Formula 1 team, including F1 Director. Even before then (in the 1980s), Vasselon was involved in development for Renault F1, but subsequently moved to Michelin following the team's withdrawal as a constructor. He is also the team manager of Toyota Motorsport's current sportscar prototype programme.