Helmut Marko, Red Bull F1 Motorsports Advisor, says he hopes Ayumu Iwasa, who has decided to compete in FIA-F2 this year, “paves the way for F1.”
Ayumu Iwasa, the driver of the Red Bull Junior Team and the Honda Formula Dream Project, will participate in the F1 feeder series FIA-F2 from DAMS in 2022.
Ayumu Iwasa, who won the French F4 with overwhelming strength in 2020, entered the FIA-F3 in 2021 and finished in 12th place in the ranking. After the end of the season, he performed well in the Abu Dhabi F2 test and decided to join DAMS.
DAMS and the Red Bull Junior Team have a long history and have produced many F1 drivers. Carlos Sainz won the title in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014, before reaching F1. Piel Guthrie fought in DMAS for the first full season in GP2. Also, Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi, who will be teaming up for Williams F1 this year, were teammates at DAMS.
Ayumu Iwasa commented, “I am very excited to be in the first year of F2 at DAMS.”
“We worked together in the December test and learned a lot about the car and the team. We collected a lot of useful data prior to the pre-season test.”
“I’m going to try some new tracks this year. It’s a challenge, but I’m looking forward to developing my skills throughout the season.”
“I lived in Le Mans when I was racing in F4 in France, so it’s great to compete in F2 with a team based in this area. Arriving in Bahrain, March 2-4 I can’t wait to get back to the track with DAMS to test on. “
Yuki Tsunoda, a senior driver of Ayumu Iwasa, also won the F1 Super License by finishing 3rd in the FIA-F2 ranking after a year of FIA-F3. Last year, he made his F1 debut from Alpha Tauri.
AlphaTauri’s current driver, Pierre Guthrie, has a contract until 2022, and Red Bull has sent five of the next F1 driver candidates to the FIA-F2.
“I’m very happy to work with DAMS again,” said Helmut Marko, Red Bull F1 Motorsport Advisor.
“Ayumu is a young and promising Japanese driver, and I hope he can pave the way for F1.”
“He was so talented in F3 last year that he is confident that he will be able to succeed in the F2 season. He is excited to see the development of Ayumu in 2022 and looks forward to the positive results on the track. ing”
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