DAMS showed strong performance during the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race in Jeddah with a double-points finish as their two drivers, Ayumu Iwasa and Roy Nissany, reached the top ten for the second time this weekend, claiming 13 points for their team.
Around the tight and tricky street track, rookie Iwasa kept it out of the wall and battled well to take sixth in the Sprint Race and seventh in the Feature Race to add nine points to his season tally.
Iwasa said: “It’s been a solid weekend for me and the team in Jeddah. It’s my first visit to this track, so it took a while to familiarise myself with the layout.
“It’s a really fun and challenging circuit; we had great pace in qualifying and put ourselves in a positive position for the weekend with P6.
“We had good speed in both races and battled hard to score some really good points for the team, so we can be pleased with the progress we’re making.”
Meanwhile, teammate Nissany doubled his total points with an eighth-place finish in the Feature Race to give DAMS double points finish in the weekend’s main race.
The Sprint Race saw the Israeli driver show some great pace in the middle of the pack, but he just missed out on points, finishing in ninth place.
Nissany said: “We can be pretty happy with our work in Jeddah, finishing P8 in the Feature Race for the second weekend in a row.
“We were close to the top ten in qualifying, it’s a difficult track to predict, and the interrupted session didn’t help us.
“It’s a tough circuit to overtake on, but we were pleased with P9 on Saturday because it showed that we have the potential to move forwards.
“We then put it together on Sunday and scored some more solid points for the team.
“We’ve got a bit of a break now, so we’ll work hard to improve even further ahead of Imola.”
DAMS showed great pace all weekend to claim their first double points finish this season on Sunday and will hope to build on this pace during testing in Barcelona from the 12th to the 14th of April ahead of the third round in Imola.
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