Mumbai Falcons’ Jehan Daruvala continued to glitter within the Formula 3 Asian Championship, grabbing the second place in Race 1 of Round 3 on the Yas Marina International Circuit on Saturday.
After successful two out of the three races in Round 2 during the last two days, India’s prime racer underlined his type by grabbing a double pole within the two qualifying classes within the morning.
This is his fourth consecutive podium end over three nerve-wracking days. On Sunday, the final two races of the spherical will happen. “After being on pole in both qualifying sessions, it is disappointing to fall to second,” Jehan, who relinquished his championship result in Chovet, stated.
“I did not have the pace to challenge for the lead. But we will work hard, and I am looking forward to the races tomorrow.” The Mumbai Falcons duo of Jehan and Kush Maini gave the impression to be of their parts because the motion started. Jehan straightaway went to the highest of the time sheet on his first flying lap itself. His laptime of 1:53.399 earned him his third pole place of the championship. Chovet, 0.190 slower, got here in second whereas Alpine F1 Junior Guanyu Zhou from China took the third place.
Jehan did properly within the second qualifying session too, instantly going to the highest of the time sheets to earn his second consecutive Pole place. Zhou and Chovet had been second and third respectively. Jehan didn’t have the very best of begins from Pole in Race 1 although. Chovet made the very best of the chance to achieve the primary nook even earlier than Jehan. Zhou additionally had a sluggish begin however managed to retain third.
Chovet steadily started to open up a small lead and Jehan couldn’t catch him. But Zhou who was shut on his tail and made certain that he remained alert. Mumbai Falcons’ Kush Maini, in the meantime, had a great race despite the fact that he began from eleventh. He overtook two vehicles on the run all the way down to the primary nook, transferring into ninth.
A couple of corners later, Kush managed to overhaul yet one more automobile, to maneuver into eighth. A couple of laps later, Kush was up into seventh and drove a superb defensive race. Eventually he dropped again all the way down to eighth. The beginning grid for Race 2 is predicated on the quickest lap from Race 1, which suggests Chovet will begin on pole whereas Jehan will start from sixth place and Kush from tenth. Race 3, although, will see Jehan begin from pole.
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