DAMS will field an all Formula 1 Academy line-up in 2021, following the confirmation that Williams junior Roy Nissany will join Ferrari prodigy Marcus Armstrong at the French outfit.
Nissany makes the switch from Trident after a 19th place finish in 2020, where he scored five points. A multiple race winner in World Series Formula V8 3.5, Nissany has plenty of experience in F1 machinery as part of his role at Williams Racing.
The French-Israeli racer became the team’s official test driver in 2020, taking part in three Free Practice 1 sessions for the legendary team at the Spanish, Italian and Bahrain Grands Prix as well as the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a highly respected team as DAMS,” said Nissany. “They have an amazing history at this level and a strong reputation in Formula 2, so I’m excited to be joining.
“We have already put some strong work in during last year’s post-season test and I’m looking forward to getting the season underway in March. Hopefully we’ll be fighting at the front of the field. I believe we have a very exciting journey ahead so I’m keen to start.”
Co-Team Owners Gregory and Olivier Driot added: “We are very happy to welcome Roy to the team for 2021. We have already had the opportunity to work with him during the Bahrain post-season test which went very well and we were pleased with his feedback.
“He gelled with the whole team, especially the engineering staff, so it’s great to see the connection is already in place. Now it’s going to be up to us to provide the best tools for him to fulfil his potential. We are really looking forward to starting this new campaign with Roy and helping him deliver the strong results he deserves.”