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Lynn joined by Latifi at DAMS

DAMS has revealed its GP2 Series driver line-up for 2016 with former GP3 Series champion staying for a second season and is joined by Nicholas Latifi.
DAMS has revealed its GP2 Series driver line-up for 2016 with former GP3 Series champion staying for a second season and is joined by Nicholas Latifi.

Lynn has been retained by DAMS after a productive rookie season since stepping up as GP3 champion and will be keen to follow in the footsteps of former DAMS drivers like Romain Grosjean, Jolyon Palmer and Davide Valsecchi who all claimed the GP2 crown with the Le Mans-based squad.

The British driver will be joined by 20-year-old Canadian Latifi who switches from the Formula Renault 3.5 Series where he finished 11th in the drivers' championship this year, with the best finishes of two fourth places at Spa and the Red Bull Ring respectively while also making frequent appearances in GP2 in 2015 for MP Motorsport.

Team boss Jean-Paul Driot says he is satisfied with the progress his squad made in 2015 with two rookie drivers and is looking to push on next season with Lynn as well as helping Latifi get up to speed in his first full campaign in GP2.

"First of all, I would like to congratulate the team for a great 2015 season,” Drioti said. “Having taken two rookies on board, we knew that it would be extremely difficult to keep both titles in a championship that places significant emphasis on experience.

“We continue with Alex, who consistently demonstrated his winning attitude and will be leading the squad next year. We are also delighted to welcome Nicholas, who showed his speed during the recent Abu Dhabi test.”

Lynn, who also acted as Williams F1 team's development driver in 2015, says he is fully focused on a GP2 title charge next season after a solid rookie year which was highlighted by victories in Spain and Hungary.

"I am very happy to continue with DAMS after sharing so many extraordinary moments - including my first GP2 win - in my rookie season,” Lynn said. “Thanks to the team I improved all aspects of driving in 2015, especially my ability to manage a race distance. I am now better prepared than ever before and ready to fight for victory at each event. The target is to win the championship."

Latifi joins the team after seriously impressing in the post-season GP2 test in Abu Dhabi, which he ended with the fastest time, and is looking to emulate his new team-mate's impressive first full year.

"I am really excited to join DAMS for 2016, I have no doubt that we'll need to dig even deeper when the season starts, as everyone will be doing the same thing to get the upper hand,” Latifi said. “With the help of the team and its GP2 championship-winning experience, I am going to have the best environment possible to develop myself as a driver and fight at the front for good results."

Tagged as: Williams , GP3 , GP2 , Lynn , dams , Latifi

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