Take a take a look at the official announcement made by McLaren earlier as we speak –
As half of our Testing Previous Car (TPC) programme, @DaruvalaJehan will test the MCL35M at Silverstone on 21 June… https://t.co/a6iLZwVp3l
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) 1655712296000
Daruvala, half of Red Bull junior crew, is at present in the third place in the Formula 2 Driver Standings, making him the highest Red Bull junior in the standings. This will probably be his first shot at driving an F1 automobile, inching closer to his dream of turning into solely the third Indian to race in Formula 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.
McLaren had additionally beforehand roped in IndyCar racer Colton Herta for this specific test, nevertheless, he’s but to make an look driving the MCL35M on monitor. The TPC programme goals to give younger drivers an opportunity to drive an F1 automobile and likewise helps the crew scout for potential expertise for the longer term.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be getting this opportunity. Testing in Formula 1 is extremely limited and opportunities like these are not easy to come by, especially with a championship-winning team like McLaren. It will be my first experience in a Formula 1 car, which I’m sure will be special,” stated Daruvala talking in regards to the alternative.
“The support that I have received from the Red Bull Junior Team, my family and sponsors like Mumbai Falcons, coupled with this opportunity that McLaren have given me will enable me to prepare myself better to achieve my childhood dream of competing in Formula 1,” he added.