At the same time there are stories suggesting that the ART team, which consists of Frederic Vasseur of ASM and Nicolas Todt (son of Jean Todt and manager of Felipe Massa), will be appearing in Ferrari red with sponsorship from Vodafone and some other companies with links to Ferrari. Todt Jr incidentally runs a website company which looks after the Rubens Barrichello official website plus websites for Nico Rosberg, Franck Montagny, Felipe Massa, Jean Todt's favorite charity, Sabelt, Olympus, Vodafone and TAG Heuer. Word on the street is that ART will run Rosberg Jr and Alexandre Premat. Grandprix.com 01/27/05
Nicolas Todt has denied that his GP2 team will be a 'junior' squad for Formula One's Ferrari. The Frenchman, son of Ferrari general director and team principal Jean Todt, is commercial director at the new 'ART' outfit. Todt Jr admitted that ART and Ferrari will, though, share a sponsor or two — like Vodafone. He told Motorsport News: ''But there will not be a direct link between (ART and Ferrari).'' ART has the involvement of successful French F3 outfit ASM.