Iwasa says “we always want to win” after podium in Feature Race

Iwasa says “we always want to win” after podium in Feature Race

Ayumu Iwasa says he aims to take victory in every race after a great weekend for the DAMS driver in Hungary storming to pole position and a third place in the Feature Race.

The Red Bull Junior Team member currently sits seventh in the championship ahead of his team mate Roy Nissany with four rounds remaining in the campaign.

Iwasa explained that he is content with third place but the win is his goal when out on track: “ and that was our target today. However, third gives us some strong points for the championship and hopefully we can continue with our pace after the summer break.” 

Iwasa said that it has been a strong weekend at the Hungaroring as he delivered his fourth podium of the season.

“It’s been a positive weekend in Budapest, I was so happy to take my first pole in Formula 2.”

The Hungaroring is notoriously difficult to overtake at with long straights being few and far between, this makes qualifying very important to gain track position. 

The 20-year-old discussed his superb qualifying lap that put him on pole for the Feature Race, the two races and the relative difficulty of following other cars in Budapest.

“It’s always hard to put a full lap together here but I managed it on the final run and did a really good lap right at the end of the session. 

“I had a solid start on Saturday, following other cars was really difficult and we didn’t move forwards as much as we wanted to. In the Feature Race tyre management was tough. 

“I didn’t get the best start but the team did a great job in the pits to help me recover a position.”

Image: Formula Motorsport Limited 

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