Indonesia’s Sean Gelael and British racer Dan Ticktum join DAMS for the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season, as the French squad aims to defend its teams’ title and compete for the drivers’ crown.
Gelael is the first Indonesian driver to compete for DAMS and brings plenty of experience with him as a podium finisher in the category.
The 23-year-old has been affiliated with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team since 2017, completing five practice outings during Grand Prix weekends with the outfit, as well as in-season testing and during this week’s post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test.
Double Macau Grand Prix winner Ticktum re-joins the Le Mans-based team after his stint in the GP3 Series in 2017, in which he scored a podium in only his fifth race. He would go on to become the vice champion in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship before making a wildcard appearance in FIA Formula 2 during the Abu Dhabi finale that year.
After mixing his 2019 racing programmes between Super Formula and the Formula Regional European Championship, in which the 20-year-old scored a pair of second-place finishes during his two-round stint, Ticktum will be entirely committed to Formula One’s main feeder series in 2020 for his first full season in the championship.
DAMS enjoyed a successful 2019 campaign in FIA Formula 2, with more victories than any other team (six), as well as 16 podiums to win the teams’ championship and finish second and fourth in the drivers’ standings.
Nicholas Latifi also became the 32nd DAMS driver to reach Formula 1 as he joins ROKiT Williams Racing in 2020.
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