Japan’s Ayumu Iwasa makes a giant step into the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship this season, after being announced as the driver who will accompany Roy Nissany at DAMS.
“I’m very excited to take on my first year of F2 with DAMS,” said Iwasa.
Taking a win at the Hungaroring with the Hitech team, and a podium in Zandvoort, Iwasa finished the Formula 3 season in 12th place, with 52 points.
The Red Bull junior stepped into the DAMS car at the post-season testing in Abu Dhabi in December, his highest place on the timing sheets being P11 on the final afternoon:
“We worked together at the test in December, and I learnt a lot about the car and the team. We collected plenty of data, which will be useful ahead of the pre-season test.”
Winning the 2020 French Formula 4 Championship with FFSA Academy, he dominated the series with nine race wins, four P2s and two third steps, bagging 338 points – attaining eight consecutive podiums.
Iwasa has already acquired a wealth of experience. However, it will all be a test to his racing skills as he faces the challenges circuits such as, Silverstone, and Monaco present:
“I’ll be taking on some new tracks this year, which will be a challenge but I’m looking forward to developing my skills throughout the season. I used to live in Le Mans when I was racing in French F4 so it’s great to be competing in F2 with a team based in the area. I can’t wait to arrive in Bahrain and get back on track with DAMS for testing on 2-4 March.”
Following a satisfactory post-season test in 2021 with the DAMS team, will Iwasa hit the ground running in the pre-season test in Bahrain?
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