Did you have other potential buyers?

No because it wasn’t for sale. We were contacted by Charles and very quickly found his approach and vision in line with our values and racing spirit. Charles has achieved a lot in motorsport, he’s a great asset and his plans will bring the team forward and help maintain DAMS’ successful legacy. There are historical connections between the Pic family and ours, through our father, Charles’ grandfather, and ex-DAMS drivers such as Eric Bernard, Olivier Panis and Arthur Pic.

The agreement does not include the Nissan e.dams programme in Formula E, and is exclusively for DAMS in Formula 2.



Why did you decide to buy a race team, why in F2 and why DAMS?

Passion. I wanted to build something with DAMS and I do have a real hunger to develop a great sporting project. I am enthusiastic about finding and helping young talents on their journey to Formula 1. The desire for motorsport has never left me.

This agreement is only for the DAMS Formula 2 team and does not relate to the Nissan e.dams programme in Formula E.