Promising Indian racer Jehan Daruvala was on Friday handed a one-year extension by Red Bull Racing group, which can allow him to compete alongside facet Carlin in the upcoming Formula 2 season.
The 22-year-old, who’s being hailed as the following massive factor in Indian motorsports, created historical past final month, when he efficiently culminated his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship with a well-deserved victory.
Daruvala’s victory in his rookie season was preceded by a tough fought podium per week prior. The Red Bull Junior program has been instrumental in producing a number of the world’s greatest F1 racers through the years together with, four-time World F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz and lots of others.
Daruvala’s continuation in the Red Bull Junior Program was inevitable, given his stand out performances in arguably one of the aggressive seasons ever. 16 completely different drivers had been on the rostrum whereas 12 of them gained a race every.
Daruvala was additionally the quickest general in the official submit season testing, apart from ending on prime in two out of the three days of testing.
“I am very thankful to Red Bull for their continued faith in me. I’m extremely excited to be staying in F2 and with Carlin for 2021 as a Red Bull Junior,” mentioned Daruvala.
“We made a lot of progress last year. It was great to end the season on such a high with my first F2 win and then back that up with front running pace in post-season testing,” he added.
Daruvala will proceed to group up with Carlin for his second season. His glorious factors haul in the final two rounds final season, helped Carlin rise to 3rd in the Team Championship.
Team Principal Trevor Carlin mentioned, “We’re extremely pleased that we have the opportunity to carry on the great progress we have been making with Jehan (Daruvala) and have another attack on the FIA F2 Championship.
“Jehan did an incredible job final season as an F2 rookie, to essentially present his true potential by the second half of the season.
“To finish the year off with a third place and then a win really confirms what we knew from the start,” he mentioned.
The 2021 season kicks off in Bahrain on March 26 and can now have three races at every weekend. All eight weekends will proceed to run concurrently with Formula 1, ending on December 12 in Abu Dhabi. Prior to the F2 marketing campaign, Daruvala will take part in the Asian F3 Championship for the all-Indian group — Mumbai Falcons.
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