Jehan Daruvala to check F1 automotive for first time with McLaren

Indian racer Jehan Daruvala took a considerable step in the direction of realising his Method 1 dream by securing a two-day take a look at with eight-time constructors’ champions McLaren.

The 23-year-old, who’s at present in his third season in Method 2, shall be clocking worthwhile miles in a Method 1 automotive for the very first time. He shall be driving the 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 Daruvala a lot wanted expertise in a extremely complicated Method 1 automotive.

The observe time will even assist him earn sufficient factors to use for a Tremendous Licence, which is required to compete in Method 1.

Although Daruvala is a part of the Pink Bull Junior Programme, he has bought the required go forward from the Milton Keynes outfit to check with a rival F1 crew.

He has already mentioned the present Method 2 season is a make-or-break one for him as far his Method 1 dream is worried. He’s at present in the midst of his greatest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings.

Chatting with the media, 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 yr in Method 1. There should not many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve bought this chance to be in an F1 automotive and do effectively and if I do get the chance I wish 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 be taught the automotive and its traits and discover its limits. My goal is to win the F2 Championship and hopefully I do sufficient and my title is on the market (to be observed).” He shall be doing rounds of the Silverstone observe 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, Daruvala 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 usually 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.”

Daruvala is aiming to turn into the third Indian to race in Method 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.

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