DAMS Abu Dhabi test preview

DAMS evaluates six drivers in Abu Dhabi Just a few days after the shakedown of the new GP2 Series single-seater on the Paul Ricard circuit, DAMS is heading for the Middle East where the first official test session in the winter break will take...

DAMS evaluates six drivers in Abu Dhabi

Just a few days after the shakedown of the new GP2 Series single-seater on the Paul Ricard circuit, DAMS is heading for the Middle East where the first official test session in the winter break will take place. The team will evaluate five drivers over four days with the 2010 car using Romain Grosjean as benchmark.

Last week, the French driver put in some very quick laps during the shakedown of the new car. The team's ambition is to have a very successful 2011 season, and DAMS has begun its preparations program with this aim in mind.

Day 1: Tuesday 23rd November
Nathanael Berthon (French, 21 years old)
Ivan Samarin (Russian, 22 years old)

Day 2: Wednesday 24th November
Sam Bird (British, 23 years old)
Pal Varhaug (Norwegian, 19 years old)

Day 3: Saturday 25th November
Nathanael Berthon
Romain Grosjean (French, 24 years old)

Day 4: Sunday 28th November
Jan Charouz (Czech, 23 years old)
Pal Varhaug

Loïc David, General Manager: "At the end of the 2010 season our pace was such that had we begun the championship with the same level of competitiveness, we'd have been in the running for the title. Our aim for 2011 is to be ready and quick right from the first event. This is why the Abu Dhabi tests are so very important. This week's practice, even if it's with the old car, will help us to evaluate new drivers and prepare for the coming season in the best possible conditions."

-source: dams

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Jan Charouz , Sam Bird , Romain Grosjean , Nathanael Berthon , Pal Varhaug , Ivan Samarin
Teams DAMS