The Feature Race of the FIA Formula 2 Round 4 Azerbaijan took place on Sunday, 30 April. As per the qualifying order, Ayumu Iwasa started from P17 in row 9 of the grid.
Under sunny skies with an ambient temperature of 21°C and a track temperature of 31°C, the formation lap got underway at 11：25am. While many drivers opted to start on supersoft tyres, Iwasa opted for a strategy to go on medium tyres. At the beginning of the race, Iwasa, not wanting to damage his tyres, lost positions. However, as many cars returned to the pit to change tyres from Lap 6 on, he began to move up the field. When all the cars that started on supersoft tyres had completed their pit stops by Lap 9, two of the cars that had opted for medium tyres dominated the top two positions with Iwasa in 2nd. A Virtual Safety Car (VSC) was deployed after a car stopped on the track on Lap 10. On that occasion, Iwasa violated a VSC procedure and was given a five-second time penalty.
Iwasa continued his laps in 2nd while managing his tyres. The chasing pack on their new tyres gradually closed in, but Iwasa maintained a 15-second gap as the race entered the closing stages. As the leader pitted on Lap 24, Iwasa took the lead, but the Japanese driver also made a pit stop on Lap 25 for a tyre change and to serve his time penalty. Returning to the race in 14th, Iwasa increased his pace and tried to improve his position. However, he was unable to move up and finished the race in 14th. After one of the front cars was penalised Iwasa was promoted to 13th at the end of the Feature Race.
After scoring no points in both the Sprint and Feature Races, Iwasa drops to 3rd in the series ranking. He will be looking to turn things around in the next rounds in Europe.