Ayumu Iwasa, who has been competing in the FIA* Formula Two Championship (F2) this season from Honda's driver development program, will be racing full-time in the All Japan Super Formula Championship (Super Formula) in 2024. Ayumu Iwasa is currently performing impressively in F2, ranked 3rd overall at the end of the Round 13. Next season, he will be racing for both the Honda Formula Dream Project (HFDP), Honda's driver development program, and the Red Bull Junior Team, Red Bull's driver development program. He will compete in Super Formula, the premier class in Japan, with the aim of competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) in the future.
Iwasa will be joining TEAM MUGEN to race alongside teammate Tomoki Nojiri, winner of the Super Formula championship in 2021 and 2022. As announced by TEAM MUGEN, aiming to claim their third championship title and to strengthen the team, they have reached a basic agreement with Nojiri to sign a multi-year contract.
Iwasa will also participate with Scuderia AlphaTauri in the Season End Test at the Yas Marina Circuit following the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Honda will continue to focus on its development program to produce drivers who will be active in the world's top categories including Formula One.
*FIA: Fédération Internationale de lʼAutomobile
"I am happy to be able to compete in Super Formula, which leads to the world state, following my experience in F2, and to race in my home country. Super Formula, which is the second fastest series after F1, is a very exciting challenge for me, as I have followed it closely while competing in F2. I will do my best to achieve my dream of reaching the top of the world, and staying there. To my Japanese fans, I look forward to your support!"
Koji Watanabe | Honda Racing Corporation President
"I am very pleased that Iwasa, who has shown remarkable performance this season, will be stepping up from F2 to race in Super Formula. I am looking forward to seeing Iwasa, who continues to work calmly and positively and has the ability to attract those around him, results in his new field. I expect Tomoki Nojiri, who has been signed to a multi-year contract, to continue to play an active role as the ace of the Honda teams."