Younger Indian racer Jehan Daruvala made a profitable Components 1 check debut this week with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren and is now eligible for a Tremendous Lience.
The 23-year-old, who’s aiming to turn out to be the third racer from India to race in Components 1, drove the Woking-based staff’s 2021 race-winning challenger – the MCL35M – on Tuesday and Wednesday at Silverstone.
The check was Jehan’s first style of F1 equipment and he chalked up over 130 laps mixed over the 2 days, over twice the gap F1 drivers will cowl throughout subsequent weekend’s British Grand Prix.
The monitor time helped him earn sufficient factors to use for a Tremendous Licence, which is required to compete in Components 1.
Jehan, who ran trouble-free on each the times, at present races with Italian staff Prema within the Components 2 championship, the feeder collection that sits one step beneath Components 1, and is third within the general standings.
“I actually loved my first time driving a Components One automobile. I felt instantly at residence and whereas it was bodily extra demanding than something I’ve pushed prior to now, I did not have any points with my health,” Jehan was quoted as saying in a media launch on Friday.
Based on Jehan, the expertise gave him good understanding of how groups function on an F1 weekend.
“In consequence, we have been in a position to work by way of the run plan properly and full every thing we had mapped out. We did a mix of high-fuel lengthy runs and in addition to shorter, low-fuel runs on completely different tyre compounds. That gave me a very good understanding of how groups function on an F1 weekend.
“Total, I am more than happy with how the 2 days went, how I coped and the mileage we have been in a position to full. I felt I used to be in a position to push nearer to the restrict with each lap and I can not wait to drive considered one of these automobiles once more,” he added.
Jehan, who stays part of the Purple Bull Junior Crew is a three-time F2 winner and has scored 12 podiums within the class, together with 5 top-three finishes from six rounds this season alone.
He’s aiming to turn out to be the primary Indian to win the Components 2 title this season.
Up to now, India has had solely two drivers in F1 – Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.