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Palmer Focused On Helping DAMS Secure Title

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GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer is hoping to end his season on a high by helping his team DAMS secure the Team’s Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Palmer, who became the first Brit since Lewis Hamilton in 2006 to secure the drivers’ title, has had an outstanding year. The 23-year-old has set the benchmark for most consecutive points finishes in a season with 19. And he has the record for most points scored in a single season with 256.

Personal successes aside though Palmer is hoping he can help lead DAMS to the Team’s Championship.

It’s good to be racing again in Abu Dhabi,” said Palmer. “Having won the title last time out, the pressure is off me but DAMS are still aiming to win the Team’s Championship this weekend.

DAMS need just 27 points in Abu Dhabi to guarantee the championship which they last won in 2012. They can secure the title with a win and a fastest lap in the first race, or with a third and a fourth place.

Team owner Jean-Paul Driot is also hoping his team can wrap the title up in style.

Now we just have to finish with a flourish with the teams’ title,” said an excited Driot. “We’re also relying on Stéphane, (Richelmi) who, we hope will be back in Monxa mode to help us achieve this.

Carlin though will be hoping they can overturn the deficit and spoil DAMS party in Abu Dhabi. The British team agonisingly missed out on the Team’s Championship in 2013 after finishing level on points with RT Russian Time, only to lose out on number of wins.

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