Iwasa secured the final pole of the season

Iwasa secured the final pole of the season

Ayumu Iwasa took the final pole of the season in a thrilling Yas Marina finale. The DAMS Racing’s driver set the fastest time of 1:36.290 in the session’s last minutes to pip his teammate Roy Nissany and ART Grand Prix’s Theo Pourchaire to seal the top spot.

Despite having his time deleted in the session, the Japanese driver seized the right opportunity to secure his second Formula 2 pole position by just 0.036s to Nissany.

Pourchaire showed he had the pace all day long to secure third after taking turns of the lead ahead of the reigning champion Felipe Drugovich in fourth, as Jack Doohan had to place his Virtuosi in fifth.

Doohan was close to taking his fourth pole position, but he sustained damage from crashing into the wall at Turn 14, which forced him to finish outside the top three. His teammate Marino Sato also shared the same luck as he tapped into the barrier, bringing out the only red flag from the session.

Logan Sargeant tried to prove himself on the most important weekend of his career but only managed to put his Carlin in sixth ahead of PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger in seventh and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Amaury Cordeel in the eighth fastest.

Lastly, Liam Lawson ended the session in ninth fastest for Carlin, as he shared the same lap time of 1:36.588 with Trident’s Richard Verschoor, who will eye for his second Sprint Race win from the reverse grid pole tomorrow at 16:20 local time.

PosDriverTeamFastest LapInterval
1IWASADAMS1:36.290
2NISSANYDAMS1:36.326+0.036
3POURCHAIREART1:36.372+0.082
4DRUGOVICHMP1:36.482+0.192
5DOOHANVIRTUOSI1:36.510+0.220
6SARGEANTCARLIN1:36.514+0.224
7HAUGERPREMA1:36.550+0.260
8CORDEELVAR1:36.578+0.288
9LAWSONCARLIN1:36.588+0.298
10VERSCHOORTRIDENT1:36.588+0.298
11ARMSTRONGHITECH1:36.619+0.329
12DARUVALAPREMA1:36.630+0.340
13FITTIPALDICHAROUZ1:36.680+0.390
14BOSCHUNGCAMPOS1:36.685+0.395
15VIPSHITECH1:36.794+0.504
16VESTIART1:37.023+0.733
17NOVALAKMP1:37.045+0.755
18CORREAVAR1:37.084+0.794
19MALONEYTRIDENT1:37.100+0.810
20CALDWELLCAMPOS1:37.208+0.918
21CALDERONCHAROUZ1:37.028+0.738
22SATOVIRTUOSI1:59.749+23.459

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