“The fortune of men is like a wheel and the same are not always at the top,” said Herodotus. DAMS, though, contradicted the adage of the famous Greek historian last year as the French team retained the two titles – drivers and teams – conquered in 2013. And the Le Mans-based squad has every intention of continuing in the same vein in 2015! To achieve this DAMS has taken on two new young chargers to defend their crown, Nyck de Vries and Dean Stoneman. Both are debutants in the category, but they have already given a brilliant demonstration of their skills in the no-holds-barred scraps in single-seater racing so they are ready to fight off the attacks of their hungry rivals.

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On Sunday, the greenhorn almost beat the top guns! Starting from a superb pole position Nyck de Vries kept his pursuers at bay before being overtaken by the experienced Matthieu Vaxivière only three corners from the chequered flag. Nonetheless, he scored a great second place in the wake of the third position by his team-mate, Dean Stoneman, the previous day. The two rookies in the DAMS team made a stunning debut that promises a marvellous season to come.

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Red Bull’s British protégé scored his second top-3 finish in three races in the Principality. This time he was on the second step of the podium after a hectic event after which DAMS has moved up to second place in the teams’ championship chase. Nyck de Vries was involved in the first corner pile-up so he was unable to make the best use of his excellent qualifying performance, which yielded fourth place on the grid. He fought his way back to tenth which he was deprived of by a penalty.

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The Sarthe-based team hit back after its disappointing outing in Hungary last month. In the morning race DAMS scored a double podium finish with Dean Stoneman coming home second and Nyck de Vries third on the undulating track laid out in the magnificent verdant Spielberg setting. Thanks to this result DAMS remains firmly entrenched in third place in the teams’ title chase.

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McLaren’s Dutch protégé was incisive and opportunistic on Saturday and Sunday and his reward was a second and a third place at the Nürburgring. Thanks to these results he is now in third place in the drivers’ championship and consolidated DAMS’ place in the teams’ ratings. His team-mate, Dean Stoneman, was unlucky again in Germany, but he still scored sixth place on Sunday, and isn’t too far behind his team-mate in the overall drivers’ classification.

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McLaren’s Dutch protégé was incisive and opportunistic on Saturday and Sunday and his reward was a second and a third place at the Nürburgring. Thanks to these results he is now in third place in the drivers’ championship and consolidated DAMS’ place in the teams’ ratings. His team-mate, Dean Stoneman, was unlucky again in Germany, but he still scored sixth place on Sunday, and isn’t too far behind his team-mate in the overall drivers’ classification.

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