Charles Pic takes over DAMS

The former Formula 1 driver takes over DAMS from the Driot family.

17. February 2022
Charles Pic takes over DAMS
Photo: Renault Motorsport

After more than 30 years, the family-run racing team DAMS, which was the springboard for future Formula 1 drivers such as Éric Bernard and Olivier Panis in the junior categories, is now owned by ex-Caterham driver Charles Pic.

After the death of founder Jean-Paul Driot in 2019, his sons Olivier and Grégory continued with the team. When Pic approached them with an offer to take over the Le Mans-based team, it quickly became clear that this was perfect for the long-term future of DAMS.

Charles Pic is a former Formula 1 driver who drove for the Marussia F1 team in 2012 before moving to Caterham in 2013. The Frenchman was successful in his junior career, winning multiple times in the GP2 series and Formula Renault 3.5, finishing at the top of the podium in both championships in Monaco.

The driver lineup and team personnel will remain unchanged for 2022 with Managing Director François Sicard and Chief Engineer Rémi Decorzent. The team will continue to operate from its current base in Le Mans.