India’s Jehan Daruvala to have first style of F1 with McLaren

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda, a Honda protege, can also be more likely to stay.

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

India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok raced in System 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 Power India workforce, might be the most effective his nation has produced but nonetheless have much less likelihood of creating it.

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

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

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

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