India’s solely racer in Formula 2, Jehan Daruvala can be testing a Formula 1 automotive with McLaren on the Silverstone circuit in England. A massive step-up for the motive force, this can be for the primary time that Daruvala will get behind the wheel of an F1 automotive. Daruvala can be driving the 2021 MCL35M F1 automotive and the learnings are anticipated to assist him make an efficient transition to Formula 1 when he does make it to the championship. The driver iterated that his sole focus for this yr is to finish the F2 season on a excessive and be a part of F1 in 2023.
Speaking concerning the alternative, Jehan Daruvala mentioned, “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. 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 has given me will enable me to prepare myself better to achieve my childhood dream of competing in Formula 1.”
Jehan is backed by Mumbai Falcons, who mentioned, (*1*)
While Jehan can be testing with McLaren, which the motive force and his father approached the Woking-based group for, he’ll proceed to be part of the Red Bull Junior Team. Interacting with the media, Jehan mentioned that the Red Bull Junior group has been supportive of the take a look at and would “encourage” each driver to get saddle time in an F1 automotive. Jehan additionally mentioned that has been coaching on the simulator and in addition strengthening his neck in preparation for the F1 take a look at. At current, Jehan sits third within the F2 championship standings with 73 factors and has had a reasonably profitable season to date with a number of podiums and wins to his identify.