Just like Formula One, GP2 Series will race for the first time in Russia this week.
The Englishman still has a comfortable lead in the drivers' championship
43 and 18 points represent the lead that the British driver and the Sarthe-based team have over their rivals as the GP2 season takes its summer break.
Just a few days after the end of Round 6 at Hockenheim, the GP2 paddock has moved to Budapest for the seventh round of the 2014 season.
Kiwi on top again with great drive and alternate tyre strategy
While DAMS team knew the circuit from Formula Renault 3.5, it was a new challenge in GP2.
The DAMS' staff has demonstrated that their cars are capable of winning on circuits as different as Barcelona and Monaco.
The 22-year-old Southwater ace leads the F1 feeder series standings by 10 points heading to the first round of the European season.
High asphalt temperatures has given big problems to the dirvers.
The fourth GP2 season for Palmer, this time witw DAMS team.
The French squad is not one to rest on its laurels as the preparatory tests in March for the coming GP2 season proved.
Stéphane Richelmi continues his climb today getting 2nd place in the classification.
DAMS is extremely motivated to reconquer the titles in 2014, and it has opted for experience and continuity with on Jolyon Palmer and Stéphane Richelmi.
The French squad is back to the top positions after a somewhat troubled start of the year.
Monegasque driver leads all DAMS front row in Nurburgring
Marcus Ericsson and Stéphane Richelmi scored some good points on British soil bringing concrete results for DAMS team.
Stéphane Richelmi: "I'm a little disappointed, but with the performance of the car, I'm sure we'll be at the forefront in England.""
Team's drivers suffered excessive tyre wear in the mid-field pack and had to make do with fifteenth (Stéphane Richelmi) and twentieth (Marcus Ericsson) positions.
On lap 24, Tom Dillmann, in an attempt to overtake, has touched the Stéphane Richlemi's car.