Younger Indian racer Jehan Daruvala on Monday took a considerable step in the direction of realising his Formulation 1 dream by securing a two-day take a look at with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren. The 23-year-old, who’s presently in his third season in Formulation 2, can be clocking precious miles in a Formulation 1 automobile for the very first time. He can be driving McLaren MCL35, which competed within the 2021 F1 Championship, on June 21 and 22 at Silverstone within the UK.
The take a look at, which is a part of McLaren’s Testing Earlier Automotive (TPC) programme, will give Jehan a much-needed expertise in a extremely complicated Formulation 1 automobile.
As a part of our Testing Earlier Automotive (TPC) programme, @DaruvalaJehan will take a look at the MCL35M at Silverstone on 21 June and 22 June.
Take pleasure in your first drive in an F1 automobile, Jehan! pic.twitter.com/rimIYCtE7q
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) June 20, 2022
The monitor time may even assist him earn sufficient factors to use for a Tremendous Licence, which is required to compete in Formulation 1.
Although Jehan is a part of the Purple Bull Junior Programme, he has obtained the required go-ahead from the Milton Keynes outfit to check with a rival F1 staff.
He has already mentioned the present Formulation 2 season is a make-or-break one for him so far as his Formulation 1 dream is anxious. He’s presently in the course of his finest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings.
Talking to media individuals from the 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 Formulation 1. There should not many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve obtained this chance to be in an F1 automobile and do properly and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared,” he mentioned.
“I’ve by no means pushed a Formulation 1 automobile earlier than. This take a look at is for me to be taught in regards to 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 observed).” He can be doing rounds of the Silverstone monitor 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 executed 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 take a look at.” Jehan is aiming to grow to be the third Indian to race in Formulation 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.
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