DAMS is a professional racing team founded in 1988 by Jean Paul Driot and René Arnoux. Based in Ruaudin, just a few kilometres from the legendary Le Mans Circuit, DAMS mentors and develops young racers to the demanding standards required by modern day Formula One. This has proven tremendously successful and, to date, 27 DAMS drivers have graduated to the pinnacle of motorsport world.
The team currently compete in the high profile FIA Formula 2 (previously GP2 Series) and GP3 Series, single-seater championships. Over 25 years, the French team has accumulated a great deal of experience and an impressive list of results: 3 International F3000 titles, 1 Formula Renault V6 title, 2 A1GP World Champion titles, 1 GP2 Series Teams Champion, 2 GP2 Series Drivers titles with Romain Grosjean and Davide Valsecchi. In 2013, DAMS won the Drivers and the Teams Championships in Formula Renault 3.5 with Kevin Magnussen. DAMS also boats a vast amount of experience in endurance racing. It has successfully contested countless races, including the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours, while well-known manufacturers such as Panoz and Cadillac have placed their faith in DAMS’ technical expertise to ensure that their cars are run efficiently. In short, DAMS is recognised as one of the most successful and prestigious racing teams in Europe.
DAMS have created a synergy between the team members for many years which has been the key to its success. The main elements that make up successful team include: efficient, interactive, high-performance technical back-up and in-depth experience in several categories.