Top Indian driver Jehan Daruvala has teamed up with reigning champions Prema Racing for a 3rd 12 months within the FIA Formula 2 Championships, a make or break season for his Formula 1 dream.
The 23-year-old from Mumbai may also stay part of the Red Bull Junior Team for the third successive 12 months. Red Bull have nurtured the likes of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen, race winners Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly, amongst many others.
Jehan completed seventh within the standings final 12 months with two wins, bettering from 12th place in his maiden season in 2020. He shall be aiming for the title this 12 months in his bid to safe a Formula 1 seat for 2023.
In a current interview with PTI, Jehan had mentioned that he may need to discover an alternate racing profession if issues don’t work out in what is anticipated to be his remaining season in Formula 2.
“I’m thrilled to affix palms with Prema as soon as once more,” mentioned Jehan who was a part of the Italian outfit in Formula three the place he completed third within the 2019 season.
“Charles (Leclerc) and Mick (Schumacher) clinched F2 titles for Prema Racing and went on to race in F1 the very subsequent 12 months. I hope to comply with of their footsteps,” he added.
Jehan may also have a broader function with Red Bull this 12 months. He is not going to solely drive the staff’s Formula 1 simulator at its base in Milton Keynes however may also endure common evaluations on the staff’s health amenities in Austria.
Prema Formula 2 staff principal Rene Rosin mentioned, “We have had an awesome relationship with Jehan once we raced collectively in FIA F3. We have deep respect for his expertise and work ethics.
“He suits our staff very properly and I’m trying ahead to see how a lot progress he has made within the final couple of years. He carried out impressively in post-season testing. Together with the Red Bull Junior program, we are going to present him with all of the help he must pursue his targets.
The collection this 12 months will function 14 rounds and 28 races beginning on March 18 in Bahrain with the season-finale set for November 20 in Abu Dhabi.
All races shall be held as help occasions to Formula 1, together with at iconic venues like Monaco, Silverstone, Spa and Monza.
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