India’s Jehan Daruvala to have first style of F1 as he exams a McLaren

Purple Bull junior driver Jehan Daruvala, who’s third within the Components Two standings, will probably be behind the wheel of a McLaren at Silverstone this week

Purple Bull junior driver Jehan Daruvala, who’s third within the Components Two standings, will probably be behind the wheel of a McLaren at Silverstone this week

Jehan Daruvala will drive a Components One automobile for the primary time when he exams final yr’s McLaren at Silverstone this week as a part of his bid to grow to be the third Indian to race on the pinnacle of motorsport.

The Purple Bull junior driver, third within the Components Two standings and already certified for a Components One tremendous licence, will probably be behind the wheel on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent yr in Components One,” he informed reporters on Monday.

“However I’ve bought this chance to be in an F1 automobile and do properly and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared.”

Harder climb in F1 Purple Bull staff

Daruvala is the very best positioned Purple Bull junior in F2 however is in his third season and progressing up the ladder appears troublesome for the 23-year-old.

Purple Bull’s principal F1 staff have world champion Max Verstappen and Mexican Sergio Perez on multi-year offers whereas sister staff AlphaTauri have confirmed Frenchman Pierre Gasly for 2023.

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda, a Honda protege, can be prone to stay.

Final yr’s Components Two champion, Australian Oscar Piastri, has but to safe a race seat however is Alpine reserve driver with the Renault-owned staff assured he will probably be racing someplace in F1 subsequent season.

Components One drivers from India

India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok raced in Components Separately when it was simpler for these bringing sponsorship to safe a seat.

Daruvala, a ‘One in a Billion’ discover in a contest arrange by tycoon Vijay Mallya and the now-defunct Pressure India staff, may very well be one of the best his nation has produced but nonetheless have much less probability of constructing it.

He informed Reuters earlier this yr that 2022 was a make or break yr and he wouldn’t surrender on his dream.

“I don’t see why if I win the championship and am essentially the most profitable Purple Bull junior why I can’t get a seat sooner or later,” he mentioned.

“Components One is my dream and even when there’s a 5% probability of me going to F1 I’ll await that chance.”

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