FEBRUARY 8, 2002
DAMS pulls out of Formula 3000
DAMS (Driot Arnoux Motor Sport) was the longest-surviving of all the Formula 3000 teams, dating back to 1988 when it was created from the remains of the GBDA (Gaignault, Blanchet, Driot & Associates) operation. The team won three Formula 3000 titles with Eric Comas in 1990, Olivier Panis in 1993 and Jean-Christophe Boullion in 1994. DAMS tried to put together a Formula 1 team in 1995 and even built an F1 prototype chassis called the DAMS GD01 which was designed by former Ligier engineer Claude Galopin but the team never managed to find the money it needed.
The team is continuing to operate in sportscar racing with Cadillac.