Jehan Daruvala, presently within the third place within the Formulation 2 Drivers’ Championship, will probably be testing the world championship-winning constructor’s MCL35M automobile on the Silverstone circuit in England.
Jehan Daruvala inched nearer in direction of realising his dream of racing within the prime tier after McLaren introduced on Monday that the Indian could be testing their 2021 Formulation 1 automobile later this week.
Daruvala, presently within the third place within the Formulation 2 Drivers’ Championship, will probably be testing the world championship-winning constructor’s MCL35M automobile on the Silverstone circuit in England.
Daruvala, a part of Pink Bull junior group, thus will get his first shot at driving a Formulation One automobile and transfer nearer in direction of changing into solely the third Indian to race within the elite class after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.
“Take pleasure in your first drive in an F1 automobile, Jehan!,” the Woking, United Kingdom-based constructor wrote in a tweet on Monday, confirming 21 and 22 June because the dates for Daruvala’s take a look at drive.
Daruvala, in the meantime, stated that he was “extremely grateful” for the chance and thanked each the Pink Bull Junior Workforce in addition to the Mumbai Falcons — the XI Racing League group that helps the race in F2.
“I’m extremely grateful to be getting this chance. Testing in Formulation 1 is extraordinarily restricted and alternatives like these will not be straightforward to come back by, particularly with a championship-winning group like McLaren. Will probably be my first expertise in a Formulation 1 automobile, which I’m certain will probably be particular.
“The help that I’ve obtained from the Pink Bull Junior Workforce, my household and sponsors like Mumbai Falcons, coupled with this chance that McLaren have given me will allow me to organize myself higher to realize my childhood dream of competing in Formulation 1,” Daruvala stated.
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