Signature Team

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France Signature
Founded 1990
Base Bourges, France
Team principal(s) Philippe Sinault
Current series FIA WEC
Former series Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Three
FR 2.0 France
European Le Mans Series
European Formula 3
Current drivers France Nicolas Lapierre
United States Gustavo Menezes
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
Formula 3 Euro Series:
European Le Mans Series:
2013, 2014
Formula 3 Euro Series:
2010: Edoardo Mortara
European Le Mans Series:
2013: Pierre Ragues, Nelson Panciatici
2014: Paul-Loup Chatin, Nelson Panciatici, Oliver Webb

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.

Signatech provided the chassis for the Formula Future Fiat, a junior formula racing series in Brazil held in 2010 and 2011.

Signatech Nissan at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

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.

In 2014, Signatech delivered chassis for the Formula 4 Sudamericana.

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


Current series/events
24 Hours of Le Mans 2009–2016
FIA World Endurance Championship 2011–2012, 2015–2016
Former series
French Formula Three Championship 1993–2002
French Formula Renault Championship 2000, 2002
Formula Renault V6 Eurocup 2003
Formula 3 Euro Series 2003–2011
Le Mans Series 2009–2010
European Le Mans Series 2013–2014
European Formula 3 Championship 2014–2015

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Preceded by
ART Grand Prix
Formula 3 Euro Series Teams' Champion
Succeeded by
Prema Powerteam