Team / DAMS
A young Marcus Armstrong stormed into his team awning after his first ever go-kart race, shouting: “Jean Todt and Ron Dennis are never going to be watching me!” The young Kiwi had just finished in sixth: it was clear from the start he was never going to settle for less than his best.
Formula 1 bosses may not have been watching then, but they must be watching now. The Kiwi has been a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy for over four years and is entering his second season of Formula 2.
Stepping up to the second tier as Formula 3 vice-champion, Armstrong’s debut season didn’t exactly go to plan. Starting the season in sterling form, he took two podiums from the opening two rounds, but then went six without a points’ finish.
Swapping ART Grand Prix for DAMS, the former Italian F4 champion is searching for a fresh start, hoping to re-discover the type of form that captured him three wins and seven podiums when challenging for the title in F3.