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DAMS take 1st & 2nd spots

Champange Podium 

Sochi, Russia (September 29th, 2018) – 

After qualifying fifth for the weekend’s first race, Albon’s efforts were complimented with a rapid pit-stop from the DAMS crew, allowing him to take his fourth win of the season. In race two, the Thai-British driver climbed from eighth to take another podium with third, despite tricky damp conditions.

Starting Saturday’s Feature Race from fourth, Latifi made a brilliant post-pit-stop charge to secure a second-place finish. Taking the start of Sunday’s event from seventh, the Canadian made a great getaway to run second, only for his race to be ended later on the opening lap after contact.



 Weekends Quote's

“I could tell we had the pace to win immediately in the Feature Race and after the team performed a fast stop putting me in the net lead, it was quite a comfortable victory. It was really nice to give back to the team with a one-two after all their hard work. In race two our dry pace was strong, but when it rained we couldn’t maintain our advantage. It was still a good points haul and coming away with second in the drivers’ standings is great, so hopefully we can finish 2018 on a high.”

Alexander Albon



 “It’s been an excellent weekend for DAMS and we’re delighted with the results. After qualifying fourth and fifth, we knew our pace was good, which was confirmed in race one as both drivers performance faultlessly to take a magnificent first and second. Alex continued his form in race two with third, while Nicholas was really unlucky with contact while second. The performance of the entire team was fantastic all weekend, and we hope to achieve more good results in the season finale.”

François Sicard, Managing Director


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“Overall it was a good weekend for me, beginning with my best qualifying of the season. I made a strong start in race one, but was squeezed a bit on the run down to Turn 2. After that, our pace especially on the soft tyres was excellent, and to be able to reward the team with a one-two was great. In the Sprint Race I made another really good start, but was taken out when running second at Turn 5. It felt like a missed opportunity, because I had the pace to win today. We’ll look to rebound in Abu Dhabi.”

Nicholas Latifi




This takes DAMS in to the last race of the year in 3rd in the team standings & alex albon into 2nd in the drivers standings. The final of race of the season is in Abu Dhabi on the 23rd-25th of November. 

Best of luck from everyone at Lucas Oil.