Palmer joins DAMS for 2014 title bid
29 November 2013 – Jolyon Palmer will switch from Carlin to DAMS for the 2014 GP2 campaign, as he attempts to secure the title in his fourth season.
The 22-year-old Briton, who claimed two victories en route to seventh position in this year's standings, is bidding to follow in the footsteps of Romain Grosjean and Davide Valsecchi, both winners of the title with the French outfit.
Palmer will be partnered by Stéphane Richelmi, who is remaining onboard for a second term.
"I'm delighted to welcome Jolyon with whom we've been in contact for a long time and who had a great second half in the 2013 season," said team boss Jean-Paul Driot. "I'm also very pleased to keep Stéphane with us, and I'm convinced that all the work we did with him this year will pay off in 2014.
"The experience and the evenly-matched capacities of these two drivers will enable us to fight at the front in the 2014 championship."
Palmer added: "I only have one objective for next year, which is to win the GP2 title, and I believe joining DAMS will give me the best opportunity to achieve that.
"They have a great track record of leading drivers to F1 and I will be working extremely hard to follow Romain Grosjean and Davide Valsecchi and become DAMS' third GP2 champion in four years, and maximise my chances of securing an F1 drive for 2015."