Signature Team

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Signature Team
Motor racing team
Founded 1990
Country  France
Team Principal(s) France Philippe Sinault
Current series FIA WEC
European Le Mans Series
Former series Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Three
Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0
Drivers Lucas Ordóñez, Pierre Ragues, Nelson Panciatici, Roman Rusinov, Jordan Tresson, Franck Mailleux, Olivier Lombard
Drivers' titles 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series (Mortara)
2013 European Le Mans Series (Ragues, Panciatici)
2014 European Le Mans Series (Chatin, Panciatici, Webb)
Teams' titles 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series
20132014 European Le Mans Series
Signatech Nissan at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

Signature is a French auto racing team that competes in the Formula 3 Euro Series and the Le Mans Series.

The team won the FIA European Formula Three Cup in 1999 with Benoît Tréluyer. It won the French Formula Three Championship in 2000 with Jonathan Cochet as driver, who also won the European Cup and Masters of Formula 3 that year, and won the Korea Super Prix for the team in 2001. In 2002, Renaud Derlot won the European F3 Cup for the team.

In 2003, Signature won the team championship in the first Formula Renault V6 Eurocup, with Tristan Gommendy and Kosuke Matsuura as drivers. They moved from the defunct French F3 series to its replacement, the Formula 3 Euro Series, and Nicolas Lapierre and Fabio Carbone completed a 1–2 finish for the team at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. Edoardo Mortara and Jean-Karl Vernay repeated this feat in 2009. The team began competing in the Le Mans Series in 2009 in the LMP1 category.

The 2010 season was an outstanding one for Signature in the F3 Euroseries with Edoardo Mortara and Marco Wittmann finishing first and second in the series, winning eight races between them, and also taking the team championship.

In 2011, in cooperation with the Nissan GT Academy, Signatech finished 2nd in LMP2 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2012, Signature decided to pull out of the Formula 3 Euro Series, to concentrate on its involvement in sport car races.

The team finished 10th overall at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans using a Nissan-powered Oreca 03.

In 2013, Renault Alpine partnered with Signatech to run an LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series with French drivers Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici. Signatech managed to win the LMP2 Team's and Driver's championships.

Signatech plans to join the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014 in the LMP2 category, continuing its partnership with Renault-Alpine.

Timeline[edit]

Type 1990s 2000s 2010s
93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Formulas French Formula Three Championship Formula 3 Euro Series EF3
FFR FFR FRV6E
Sports car 24 Hours of Le Mans
LMS WEC ELMS


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