Formula 1 champion Alain Prost is joining forces with DAMS, a leading French racing team. They will enter the Formula E championship series next year, under the team name e.DAMS.
e.DAMS is the fifth team to sign up for the electric racing series. The vehicle will be driven by Alain Prost, and DAMS will provide technical and logistical support.
The first year of the FIA Formula E racing series will have all of the teams driving the Spark Renault SRT 01E, and then after that teams are free to drive whatever they want.
“I am very happy to be a part of the Formula E adventure. Being able to actively participate in the development of this new technology, which is 100% electric is extremely motivating. As we’ve seen in other championships, 2014 will see a move towards more sustainable racing, proving more than ever that motorsport is the benchmark for the future.” Alain Prost
Jean-Paul Driot, founder of DAMS racing, says “Getting involved with the FIA Formula E Championship was an obvious choice. Being the race enthusiast that I am, I was immediately convinced by this new concept of using fully electric single-seater cars and believe it will shape the future of motorsport. The implementation of new technologies, in the heart of the most beautiful cities in the world and in front of a young audience, lays the path for a new form of motorsport, which is innovative and respectful to the environment. I am extremely proud to be a part of this new challenge.”