It’s not like I met him myself but growing up with motorsport in the 90’s when my obsession really became a bit too much, DAMS was always one of those teams whose name kept on popping up.
So it was very sad to hear of the passing of Jean-Paul Driot, the boss and founder of DAMS.
From their single seater exploits, F1 ambitions and sportscar racing exploits, DAMS grew to become one of those teams that you could never overlook on the entry list.
I was ready a list of some of the drivers who have simply made it to F1 having raced at some point with DAMS. The list is impressive.
Graham Goodwin wrote a nice obituary on the Dailysportscar.com website which you should read.
We have lost another significant figure from so many of the top categories of motorsport. Jean, you will be missed but not forgotten. From you epic looking DAMS Panoz in black Motorola livery to the professional E-DAMS Formula E team that you ran so successfully, you have been involved in so many of my motorsport memories as I grew up.
And that is my thoughts on the matter.