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Monaco F2: Daruvala returns to podium | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

The Indian driver holds on to 3rd place within the 2022 System 2 championship.

After a disappointing outing in Spain, marred by {an electrical} situation, Jehan Daruvala has bounced again in Monaco by securing his fourth podium end of the yr with a second place end within the F1 dash race.

  • Daruvala nonetheless third total in championship
  • Second in Monaco dash race
  • Eighth in function race

Daruvala second in Monaco GP dash race

Lining up third on the reverse grid, Daruvala was pressured to take avoiding motion as pole sitter Jake Hughes stalled at first. A fast response noticed him slot into second place, behind his Prema teammate Dennis Hauger.

He carefully adopted Hauger all through the race, however was unable to discover a well past inside the tight confines of the road circuit. He needed to accept second place, taking dwelling his first podium end at Monaco.

P8 in function race

Daruvala began the function race from eighth on the grid, however was quickly squeezed into the wall. He opted for the same technique to what he’d utilized in Saudi Arabia – beginning on the softer tyre and stopping early. In Saudi Arabia, this technique took him from 14th to 3rd, nevertheless it was a unique story in Monaco after the Security Automotive basically gifted these forward of him a free pitstop.

This wiped away the benefit of drivers like Daruvala, who have been operating the alternate technique. He did, nonetheless, make up some floor by passing Calan Williams into the Tabac nook to complete eighth.

“Standing on the rostrum in Monaco is a dream come true for any driver. It could’ve been nice to win the race, however overtaking round right here isn’t straightforward. I’m actually proud of the tempo we had over the weekend – we have been as fast as anybody on the market. The function race was fairly easy, however I managed to drag off a superb transfer, that was enjoyable! Now wanting ahead to some thrilling racing on the streets of Baku in a few weeks,” he stated.

After 4 podium finishes in 5 rounds, Daruvala holds on to 3rd place within the championship. He sits 28 factors behind second-placed Theo Pourchaire and 60 factors behind present championship chief Felipe Drugovich, who additionally received the Monaco function race.

The subsequent spherical on the F2 calendar is the Azerbaijan GP on June 10-12, alongside the F1 weekend.

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