François Sicard “We had some difficult moments.”

François Sicard “We had some difficult moments.”

DAMS managing director, François Sicard, shared some of his thoughts about the challenging season with Marcus Armstrong and Roy Nissany’s performance throughout the weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Completing the team’s fifth season in the FIA Formula 2 championship in 8th, François Sicard made it clear that it wasn’t the year they expected.

Reflecting on DAMS history, 2021 was the French team’s worst season, with only 52 points combined.

The last round of the season was frustrating for the team with the chaotic situation that the duo has, especially on Marcus Armstrong‘s losing his grip on Sprint Race 2.

He said: “Qualifying was frustrating, we definitely had the pace to be further up the grid. Marcus had a good start in Sprint Race 1 before his DRS failed, but he still secured P10 and pole for the second race.”

“Again, he performed well, managing the two Safety Car restarts perfectly before an electronic issue stopped the car on track. It’s a real shame for him and the team.”

Sicard believed the results from the final race of the 2021 season were very much needed, with Armstrong in seventh and Nissany rounding out the season in 13th.

“In the Feature Race, both Marcus and Roy had really good pace and they concluded the season with strong performances.”

Moreover, DAMS is set to join the post-season test in December with Roy Nissany and the Red Bull Junior driver Ayumu Iwasa as they’re preparing for the next season.

“It wasn’t the year we were expecting as we had some difficult moments. Thanks to both Roy and Marcus for their hard work, and we’re looking forward to the post-season test and beginning our preparations for 2022.”

Credit: Formula Motorsport Limited

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