Jean-Paul Driot established Driot Associes 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, the Formula 1 feeder series remains one of its strongest programmes throughout the GP2 Series and the current FIA Formula 2 Championship eras.
Driot’s biggest skill was always 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 his team, with six 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 is now run by his two sons, Gregory and Olivier.
DAMS’ current Managing Director, Francois Sicard, joined the team in 2012. During his tenure, the team has won 14 titles in four different championships.
Supported by state-of-the-art technology, DAMS is made up of 50 professionals with a passion for motorsport who use their great experience to extract maximum performance from our cars.
Grégory Driot, Team Owner
Olivier Driot, Team Owner
François Sicard, Managing Director
DAMS has benefited from the construction of new facilities in 2017, spreading over 2,300m2 with the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit nearby, creating an efficient working environment for the members of our team as well as our drivers.
The workshop is divided into three sections: the first is dedicated to the assembly and maintenance of the cars; a second to fabrication and repairs; and the third to equipment storage.
The design office has been created exclusively for our engineers, which includes the latest tools for the development of our cars.
DAMS also has legal, financial, logistic and marketing departments in order to follow the continuing progression of its activities.
Quickly becoming the most important tool in race weekend preparation, DAMS continually develops its simulator to best prepare its drivers. It is one of the most advanced of its generation and is installed on a hydraulic six-post rig in a dedicated 60m2 room to provide a realistic driving experience.
A control room with good visibility allows engineers to promptly analyse information and data before communicating directly with the driver.