Monaco, races: Another podium for DAMS! DAMS brought its Monaco weekend to a close with Jerome d'Ambrosio's second place in today's short race. The Belgian driver, who started from third on the grid after his sixth place yesterday, did not make...
Monaco, races: Another podium for DAMS!
DAMS brought its Monaco weekend to a close with Jerome d'Ambrosio's second place in today's short race. The Belgian driver, who started from third on the grid after his sixth place yesterday, did not make any mistakes on this very selective, tricky circuit. He scored 8 points this weekend bringing his total to 18, and is now in 3rd place in the drivers' championship.
Kamui Kobayashi had a more difficult weekend. After a problematic qualifying session he did not finish the first race due to a collision. Today, he managed to make up 9 places but did not score points.
After this weekend, DAMS is lying second in the teams' classification with 21 points. Next event in Turkey in two weeks.
Eric Boullier, team manager: " We're delighted to be on the podium in Monaco, which is a very special circuit. Jerome yet again showed the progress he's made since the end of last season. The whole team would like to offer him their warm congratulations for another almost perfect weekend. Kamui was handicapped by being badly placed on the grid for the first race. It's always difficult to pass here, and we couldn't perform any miracles! "
Jerome d'Ambrosio: 7th on the 1st grid, 6th at the finish - 3rd on the 2nd grid, 2nd at the finish
"It's been a great weekend and a podium finish in Monaco has a special flavour for any driver. I won't be 100% satisfied until I win but I think I did everything I could here. To win the title, you just have to score points on a regular basis and that's what I'm doing at present. Our level of competitiveness is good; we're bagging loads of points and it bodes well for the rest of the championship.
Kamui Kobayashi: 17th on the 1st grid, DNF - 21st on the 2nd grid, 12th at the finish
"My aim is to go for the title this year and the start of the championship hasn't exactly lived up to my expectations! I have to react quickly and not let the current leaders get too far in front. Qualifying is of crucial importance each weekend, and I'm going to concentrate on this sector. The team's doing a great job; the car's reliable and all the elements are there to turn things round at the next race."