Founder: Jean-Paul Driot (1950-2019)
His biggest achievement was to detect and train young talents. He initiated the development for many of motorsport’s rising stars, putting the trust and support of the DAMS team behind these talented drivers and has successfully support their careers, allowing them to reach the highest levels of the sport.
In 2014, Jean-Paul Driot grabbed a new opportunity, he joined the new all-electric Formula E Championship launched by the FIA. He established Renault e.dams, alongside four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost, and in partnership with French manufacturer Renault.
After taking three teams’ titles and one drivers’, Nissan took over from Renault to create the Nissan e.dams team, which has shown strong pace early in its partnership.
“For almost 30 years, DAMS has shaped the next generation of Formula 1 drivers as our track record shows. Thanks to our staff, we have a structure in place that allows racers to reach the pinnacle of the sport. Joining DAMS is joining our passion, story and ambition to put everything in place to clinch the championships in which we compete.”
Sadly, on 3 August 2019, at the age of 68, Jean-Paul Driot passed away after a long battle with illness.
DAMS – a team effort
A team of 50 professionals, supported by state-of-the-art technology. DAMS is composed of men and women, all with a passion for motorsport, who use their professional experience to get the best performance from our cars and guarantee the ideal environment for drivers.
- Managing Director
- Administrative and Financial Director
- Team Manager
- Technical Director
- Logistics and Management PA
- 15 Race and Performance Engineers
- Workshop Manager
- 3 Chief Mechanics
- 25 Mechanics
- Bodyshop Manager