Japan’s Ayumu Iwasa says he has to keep the good performance he had prior to the summer break as FIA Formula 2 returns for Round 11 in Belgium.
“In the last two rounds I had good performance potential and I have to keep that going through the next three,” the Red Bull Junior Team driver explained.
20-year-old Iwasa said that despite not achieving particularly good results in Formula 3 in 2021, he does like the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, calling it “fun to drive” and “really amazing.”
Following a steady opening to the season, with points in four of the first six races, Osaka-born Iwasa made his first visit to the F2 podium in Catalunya, although a run of only two points scoring results in the next eight races undid his early promise.
However, Iwasa has rekindled the early form and improved upon it, scoring 52-points in the last five races.
As a result, Iwasa’s recent surge in form has seen him rise to seventh in the Drivers’ Standings, with 90-points, while his team DAMS are sixth in the Teams’ Championship, where they will hope to extend their slim four-point cushion over Charouz Racing System.