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Jehan Daruvala joins Prema for 2022 F2 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Revealed On Jan 14, 2022 02:36:00 PM

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The Indian racer will be part of reigning F2 champions Prema Racing, in addition to stay a part of the Crimson Bull junior crew.

Jehan Daruvala will drive for reigning Components 2 champions Prema Racing within the upcoming 2022 F2 season. This would be the Indian racer’s third yr competing within the sequence, which stands a rung under F1 within the single-seater ladder.

  • Daruvala stays a part of Crimson Bull junior crew
  • Prema received the groups’ and drivers’ F2 title in 2021

Daruvala to proceed racing in F2

Daruvala, who has spent the final two years racing for Carlin, has robust ties with Prema. He raced for the Italian squad within the 2019 F3 championship and was additionally a part of its F2 post-season testing programme in Abu Dhabi late final yr.

Moreover, it has additionally been confirmed that he’ll proceed to be a part of Crimson Bull Racing’s driver improvement programme.

“I’m actually completely satisfied to be again at Prema and proceed to be a part of the Crimson Bull Junior Workforce for the 2022 FIA F2 Championship. Now we have labored collectively prior to now and share a improbable relationship. Prema is a champion crew and I can’t wait to get began and sit up for a profitable F2 marketing campaign,” stated Daruvala.

Daruvala aiming to win title

In Prema Racing, Daruvala joins one of the profitable groups to race in F2. The crew has delivered three of the sequence’ 5 drivers’ champions, together with Charles Leclerc and Mick Schumacher.

Daruvala is hoping to emulate this duo whereas additionally scoring a hat-trick of titles for Prema. “Charles [Leclerc] and Mick [Schumacher] clinched F2 titles for Prema Racing and went on to race in F1 the very subsequent yr. I hope to comply with of their footsteps,” he added.

Daruvala’s 2021 F2 season

2021 was a combined season for Daruvala. Whereas he clinched two race wins (at Monza and Abu Dhabi) and 5 podium finishes, his season was additionally marred by fairly just a few missed possibilities. Qualifying proved to be one shortcoming, with the Indian racer stating that Carlin struggled to seek out that optimum one-lap tempo. Nonetheless, he wrapped up the season seventh general within the drivers’ championship – an enchancment on his 12th place standing in 2020.

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