Younger Indian racer Jehan Daruvala on Monday took a considerable step in direction of realising his Method 1 dream by securing a two-day take a look at with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren. The 23-year-old, who’s at the moment in his third season in Method 2, will probably be clocking beneficial miles in a Method 1 automotive for the very first time. He will probably 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 Automobile (TPC) programme, will give Jehan a much-needed expertise in a extremely complicated Method 1 automotive.
As a part of our Testing Earlier Automobile (TPC) programme, @DaruvalaJehan will take a look at the MCL35M at Silverstone on 21 June and 22 June.
Get pleasure from your first drive in an F1 automotive, Jehan! pic.twitter.com/rimIYCtE7q
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) June 20, 2022
The monitor time may also assist him earn sufficient factors to use for a Tremendous Licence, which is required to compete in Method 1.
Although Jehan is a part of the Crimson Bull Junior Programme, he has received the required go-ahead from the Milton Keynes outfit to check with a rival F1 group.
He has already mentioned the present Method 2 season is a make-or-break one for him so far as his Method 1 dream is worried. He’s at the moment in the course of his greatest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings.
Chatting with media individuals from the UK, the Mumbai-based driver sounded ecstatic about getting the chance however mentioned it would not assure something for 2023.
“That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent 12 months in Method 1. There should not many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve received this chance to be in an F1 automotive and do properly and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared,” he mentioned.
“I’ve by no means pushed a Method 1 automotive earlier than. This take a look at is for me to study in regards to the automotive and its traits and discover its limits. “My purpose is to win the F2 Championships and hopefully I do sufficient and my title is on the market (to be seen).” He will probably 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.
Contemporary from the F2 spherical in Baku, Jehan mentioned he is able to take the large step.
“Aside from my neck, I’ve not performed an excessive amount of additional. I’ve been busy with my racing (F2). I’m typically very match and do not wrestle 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 Method 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.
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