Racing cars. Renault F Tatuus 2000. Formula 3
Tatuus is an Italian chassis manufacturer for a series of formula racing series, being first founded in 1980. The company is known for its association with Renault Sport for its production of the Formula Renault chassis.
Tatuus Racing SpA was founded in 1980 by and Artico Sandonà. The company operated independently for 37 years, with Gianfranco De Bellis joining as a co-owner and still remains to this day president of the company.
On 16 February 2017 De Bellis and Sandonà sold a majority of the shares to Wisequity IV. Wisequity IV is a closed-ended fund managed by private equity firm Wise Sgr S.p.A. Wisequity IV has an investment value of €215,000,000. The private equity fund manages five companies, Tatuus Racing, Corob, Imprima Group, Tapì Group and Aleph Team. De Bellis and Sandonà kept a minority stake in the company.
Under the ownership of Wise Sgr Tatuus expanded its operations. In November 2017 Tatuus purchased racing engine producer Autotecnica Motori. Autotecnica Motori founder Giovanni Delfino retained his role as CEO of the company & also moved into a role in senior management at Tatuus, later becoming CEO of the whole group.
Another purchase was done in November 2018. Tatuus Racing SpA purchased a 75% stake in Breda Racing, a producer of autosport related equipment.