Our history

more than 30 years of victory

Jean-Paul Driot established the DAMS team (Driot Associés Motorsport) at the end of 1988, before debuting in the 1989 Formula 3000 season.

Based in La Sarthe, near the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, the team is still managed by Jean-Paul Driot nearly 30 years on.

Having mainly competed in single-seater championships since its foundation, DAMS has built up an impressive racing CV over the years, winning no less than 25 international championships (both drivers’ and teams’ titles) and 134 race victories. Out of these successes, 31 former DAMS drivers have reached Formula 1, including five current racers: Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Marcus Ericsson, Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz.

 DAMS’ experience also extends to endurance racing, having competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans eight times, for prestigious manufacturers including Cadillac and Panoz.

With its know-how DAMS is a visionary team, always involved in the evolution of motorsport, and without hesitation entered the FIA Formula E Championship (an exclusively electric series).

In 2014, Jean-Paul Driot and Alain Prost became partners, with the support of reputed French manufacturer Renault, and together created Renault e.dams.

The first year of the championship (2014-2015), the team was crowned world champions with its two drivers Sébastien Buémi and Nicolas Prost. Sébastien would go on to win the drivers’ title the following season (2015-2016) and finished runner-up in 2016-2017.

To this day, Renault e.dams has won every Teams’ Championship, having clinched its third in three years in July 2017.

1988

End 1988

End 1988

Foundation of DAMS (Driot Associés Motorsport).

1989

1989

1989

1st F3000 season : Erik Comas 2nd DAMS becomes Driot Associés MotorSport

1990

1990

1990

F3000 : Erik Comas Champion Allan McNish arrives

1993

1993

1993

F3000 : Olivier Panis Champion

1994

1994

1994

F3000 : Jean-Claude Boullion Champion

1995

1995

1995

Formula One built with Reynard Racing Cars

1998

1997 -1998

1997 -1998

FIA GT Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours with PANOZ

1999

1999

1999

Franck Montagny in F3000

2000

2000

2000

Semi official General Motors Cadillac Team at the Le Mans 24 Hours (qualified in front of Official Cadillac team) Prototypes World Cup

2001

2001

2001

F3000 : Sébastien Bourdais 4th

2002

2002

2002

Filming of Luc Besson ‘Michel Vaillant’ - Participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the film

2003

2003

2003

Eurocup Formula Renault V6 : José Maria Lopez Champion

2004

2004

2004

Eurocup Formula Renault V6 : Neel Jani 3rd

2005

2005

2005

DAMS moves into the new GP2 Series championship

2006

2006

2006

A1GP : Alexandre Prémat and Nicolas Lapierre World Champions with French Team

2007

2007

2007

A1GP : Nicolas Lapierre and Loïc Duval: 4th

2008

2008

2008

GP2 Drivers : Jerôme d’Ambrosio and Kamui Kobayashi

2009

2009

2009

GP2 Asia : Teams and Drivers Champions with Kamui Kobayashi, Jérôme D’Ambrosio runner-up

2010

2010

2010

AutoGP : Teams Champion and 1st , 2nd and 3rd at drivers ranking

2011

2011

2011

GP2 Series : Romain Grosjean Champion – The team finishes 2nd

2012

2012

2012

GP2 Series : Teams and Drivers Champions with Davide Valsecchi

2013

2013

2013

FR3.5 : Teams and Drivers Champions with Kevin Magnussen

2014

2014

2014

GP2 Series : Teams and Drivers Champions with Jolyon Palmer. Stephane Richelmi 9th.

2015

2015

2015

FIA Formula E : Teams Champion Sebastien Buemi 1st and Nicolas Prost 3rd.

2016

2016

2016

FIA Formula E : Teams Champion Sébastien Buemi 2nd and Nicolas Prost 6th.

2017

2017

2017

FIA Formula 2 : The team finishes third. Oliver Rowland 3rd and Nicholas Latifi 5th.

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