Team / Facilities

Jean-Paul Driot

Jean-Paul Driot

Founding of GDBA in 1987
Founding of DAMS in 1988
Board member of the French Federation FFSA for 9 years
President of the FFSA circuit commission in 1996-1997
FFSA Representative with FOM (Formula One Management) for the French Grand Prix
ACF (Automobile Club de France) member
Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite
Gold Medal from French Ministry of Sports

The Team

The team is composed of 50 full-time staff:

  • the Managing Director
  • the Financial & Administrative Director
  • the Team Manager
  • the Technical Director
  • the Administrative & Logistic Assistant
  • 15 Race & Performance Engineers
  • the Workshop Manager
  • 3 Chiefs Mechanics
  • 20 Mechanics
  • the Bodywork Painter

The Workshop

DAMS’ Workshop is based in Ruaudin, next to the legendary Le Mans 24-Hours circuit. The 1500 square-metre building includes:

  • an engineering office (including high technology tools for developing and running racing cars)
  • a driving simulator
  • work operating stations to build and maintain the cars
  • gearbox building stations
  • an area for machining/fabrication
  • a painting booth with separate area for bodywork
  • a financial and legal department
  • a marketing, logistic and communications department
The Workshop
The Simulator

The Simulator

DAMS have developed its own dynamic simulator in order to prepare the drivers for the testing and race weekends.

We require each driver to come at least one day before every race weekend to train and prepare for the event.

Thus, drivers can learn the tracks, work with the engineers on the car settings, and improve their driving validating braking points, minimum speed in the corners, gears, main set up trends…

This is a key tool to get ready for a race weekend as we firmly believe that driver preparation is really essential.