Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany will partner Marcus Armstrong at DAMS for his third season in Formula 2.
The 26-year-old Israeli, currently racing in Asian Formula 3 with Hitech GP, was a race-winner in Formula V8 3.5 before moving across to F2 in 2018.
In his rookie season with Campos Racing he scored points once, and then sat out 2019 through injury. He returned to F2 last year with Trident as a Williams junior, and and with two points finishes ended up 19th in the standings.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a highly respected team as DAMS,” said Nissany.
“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.”
DAMS ran Dan Ticktum, Sean Gelael and Juri Vips last year and came eighth in the teams points with one win earned by Ticktum. The year before it had won the teams title and was third in the standings in the first year with the Dallara F2 2018 car.
Team co-wners Gregory and Olivier Driot said: “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.”