June 28, 2022


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Jehan Daruvala: Younger Indian racer Jehan Daruvala to check F1 automobile for first time with McLaren

Younger Indian racer Jehan Daruvala on Monday took a considerable step in the direction of realising his Method 1 dream by securing a two-day check with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren. The 23-year-old, who’s at the moment in his third season in Method 2, will likely be clocking priceless miles in a Method 1 automobile for the very first time. He will likely be driving McLaren MCL35, which competed within the 2021 F1 Championship, on June 21 and 22 at Silverstone within the UK.

The check, which is a part of McLaren’s Testing Earlier Automobile (TPC) programme, will give Jehan a a lot wanted expertise in a extremely complicated Method 1 automobile.

The observe time may also assist him earn sufficient factors to use for a Tremendous Licence, which is required to compete in Method 1.

Although Jehan is a part of the Purple Bull Junior Programme, he has received the required go forward from the Keynes outfit to check with a rival F1 workforce.

He has already mentioned the present Method 2 season is a make-or-break one for him as far his Method 1 dream is worried. He’s at the moment in the midst of his finest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings.

Talking to mediapersons from UK, the Mumbai-based driver sounded ecstatic about getting the chance however mentioned it does not assure something for 2023.

“That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent 12 months in Method 1. There are usually not many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve received this chance to be in a F1 automobile and do effectively and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared,” he mentioned.

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“I’ve by no means pushed a Method 1 automobile earlier than. This check is for me to be taught the automobile and its traits and discover its limits.

“My purpose is to win the F2 Championships and hopefully I do sufficient and my identify is on the market (to be seen).”

He will likely be doing rounds of the Silverstone observe with speeds in extra of 300kmph, pushing his physique to the restrict, particularly the neck with G forces concerned.

Recent from the F2 spherical in Baku, Jehan mentioned he is able to take the massive step.

“Other than my neck, I’ve not carried out an excessive amount of further. I’ve been busy with my racing (F2). I’m typically very match and do not battle that a lot. I’ll come to know on the finish of the week however I’ve ready my physique as a lot as I can for the check.”

Jehan is aiming to grow to be the third Indian to race in Method 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.