Jean-Paul Driot established Driot Associés Motor Sport (DAMS) at the end of 1988 to compete in International Formula 3000 the following year. Among many international series that the team has raced in, DAMS has always been present in Formula 1’s main feeder series, through F3000, GP2 Series and the current FIA Formula 2 Championship eras.

DAMS aim has always been to find and train young talent, initiating the development of many rising stars in motorsport and supporting their careers. 32 drivers have reached the F1 level after racing for the team, with five on the current F1 grid.

Sadly, on 3 August 2019, at the age of 68, Jean-Paul passed away after a long battle with illness. The team was then run by his family, before ex-F1 driver Charles Pic took over in February 2022, continuing the legacy of the DAMS name.

The change in management was overseen by François Sicard, who served as Managing Director from 2012 to 2022 before moving to a position at the FIA. Under his guidance, the team won 13 titles in four different championships.

Supported by state-of-the-art technology, DAMS is made up of 20 professionals with a passion for motorsport who use their great experience to extract maximum performance from our cars.

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DAMS is the best team for young drivers to build up their abilities and prepare them for a life-long career in motorsport. The French squad is a leading team in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and supports Nissan in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with its e.dams division, which achieved great success with Renault.

Current Formula 1 drivers Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi all got their opportunities to race in the pinnacle of motorsport after competing for DAMS in the junior formulae.

Other ex-DAMS drivers including Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean, Nyck de Vries, Kamui Kobayashi, Alex Lynn, Jose Maria Lopez, Pastor Maldondo, Felipe Nasr, Neel Jani and Allan McNish have gone on to have amazing careers outside of F1. Those careers include Le Mans 24 Hours victories and factory drives from the biggest manufacturers in motorsport, such as Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Mercedes and Aston Martin.

DAMS also has vast experience in sportscar racing, with victories in the Sports Racing World Cup and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, as well as six Le Mans 24 Hours appearances. We are always open to new opportunities outside of our current single-seater programmes.

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ZA de Bel Air
Rue Claude Chappe
72230 Ruaudin

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+33 (0)2 43 75 02 39
Founded in 1988, DAMS is a highly successful racing team based in Le Mans, France, competing in FIA Formula 2.
72230 Ruaudin, France 08/05/2022
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DAMS is a professional race team competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Formula 1’s main feeder series. Using its world-class expertise, the French outfit trains and prepares young, talented drivers for the pinnacle of motorsport.

72230 Ruaudin, France 08/05/2022
Mechanic | Race Mechanics

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