In the free practice on Friday 7 July, Ayumu Iwasa, a Honda Formula Dream Project (HFDP) driver recorded the fastest time. In qualifying, a small mistake cost him pole position, but he was 3rd fastest and started the event in good form.
With one of the top cars having been penalised, Iwasa moved up on the grid’s starting position by one place to 7th in Row 4 in the Sprint Race, where a reverse grid is applied.
The Sprint Race on Saturday 8 July began under wet conditions due to rainfall just before the race. At 1:15pm when the formation lap got underway, the ambient temperature was 19°C and track temperature was 22°C. With the track surface fully wet, the formation lap was led by the Safety Car. After a three-lap formation lap, the race got going in a rolling start. As the battle for position took place amidst heavy water splashes, Iwasa's car slowed down and he lost a lot of positions. A contact accident occurred just in front of a slowing Iwasa, causing a car to stop and the Safety Car to lead the way. Iwasa pitted during the slow run, and he had the front wing removed and the brake area repaired. He was lapped during the Safety Car deployment and rejoined the race at the back of the pack.
Iwasa, who was lapped in 21st place, concentrated on collecting driving data while checking his pace by occasionally opening up a gap to the car in front and then speeding up. He picked up the pace towards the end of the race and set the fastest lap. He completed the race 21st.