The human element at the heart of performance
Founder: Jean-Paul Driot
Having managed DAMS since its establishment, Jean-Paul Driot has taken the team to compete in numerous international championships, mainly focusing on the Formula 1 feeder series Formula 2 (previously F3000 and GP2 Series).
His biggest achievement has been 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, joining the new all-electric championship launched by the FIA. He established Renault e.dams, alongside quadruple Formula 1 champion Alain Prost, and in partnership with French manufacturer Renault.
After numerous wins and titles, 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.”
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 know-how 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