After a frantic Feature Race in Australia, Ayumu Iwasa was “really happy with the win” he claimed on the streets of Melbourne.
Iwasa started the race from pole, but it wasn’t a straightforward affair, having to contend with two safety car periods, and a fast charging Théo Pourchaire. Nonetheless, the Japanese driver managed the situation perfectly, taking his 4th Formula 2 victory and the championship lead.
Speaking of the victory, Iwasa had the following thoughts:
“In the Feature Race, I got a good start, we pitted at the right time and managed the race well. I’m really happy with the win, the car was amazing and we’ve been improving at each event this season, so I’m ready to keep pushing for the rest of the campaign.”
Iwasa’s victory came off the back of a stunning pole, taken amongst a downpour at Albert Park. But in his words, “the team made a great call to change tyres early so we could get them up to temperature quickly” – and this was critical to securing P1 on the grid, as he improved his lap times before others.
Formula 2 next races in Baku on April 28-30, and Iwasa will be keen to continue leading the championship. But with only 1 point to his name from his previous visit to Baku, he’ll be determined to improve his fortunes – and maybe even score his 5th Formula 2 win in the process.
Image: DAMS / Pole