DAMS have announced Roy Nissany as their driver for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 season. The Israeli driver will partner Marcus Armstrong for the French team.
Nissany had some positive moments last year in an uncompetitive car, however, as a Williams Academy Driver he had plenty of experience in F1 machinery as part of his role at Williams Racing during Grand Prix weekends in 2021.
Nissany will be joining a team who targets the podium at each race this season. They stand as one of the most successful in single-seater racing, in FIA Formula 2 alone they have won a championship in the modern era and taken 15 wins.
Many Formula 1 drivers have passed through the cockpits of a DAMS car and Roy will be hoping to be one of those 32 drivers on his personal #RoadtoF1.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a highly respected team as DAMS. 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.”
The team and driver would have gained a lot of data and experience following his time in the car during post-season testing in Bahrain.
Co-Owners Gregory and Olivier Driot commented on Roy’s arrival;
“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.”
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