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Mumbai Falcons fields Ferrari Driver Academy racers for 2022 Components Regional Asia | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Revealed On Jan 11, 2022 04:46:00 PM

(L to R) Oliver Bearman, Dino Beganovic, Arthur Leclerc and Sebastian Montoya

Mumbai Falcons will staff up with Italian squad Prema Racing for its second 12 months racing within the Components Regional Asian Championship.

Ferrari has confirmed that three members of its driver academy – Arthur Leclerc, Dino Beganovic and Oliver Bearman – will race for Indian staff Mumbai Falcons within the upcoming 2022 Components Regional Asian Championship. They are going to be joined by Sebastian Montoya, son of former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya, in a part-time capability.

  • Armaan Ebrahim to function staff principal
  • Leclerc, Beganovic will compete in all rounds
  • Bearman, Montoya to separate duties in third automobile

Mumbai Falcons competing in 2022 Components Regional Asian Championship

Earlier this 12 months, Mumbai Falcons had introduced plans to deliver the Components Regional Championship to India. One of many key figures behind this new championship, Armaan Ebrahim, may even function staff principal for the outfit’s Components Regional Asia outing. 16-year-old Arianna Gadhoke will function co-team principal.

Mumbai Falcons will discipline three automobiles, with help from Italian squad Prema Racing. The championship shall be held solely within the UAE and comprise of 5 rounds, with three races per spherical. The primary spherical at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina monitor kicks off on January 22. Right here is the total calendar:

2022 Components Regional Asian Championship Calendar
Occasion Date Venue
Spherical 1 January 21-22 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Spherical 2 January 28-29 Dubai Autodrome
Spherical 3 February 4-5 Dubai Autodrome
Spherical 4 February 11-12 Dubai Autodrome
Spherical 5 February 18-19 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Mumbai Falcons driver line-up

Arthur Leclerc, youthful brother of present Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc, is probably the most skilled driver within the line-up. The 21-year-old has one full F3 season underneath his belt, the place he completed 10th total. He additionally participated within the 2020 Components Regional European Championship. Beganovic, in the meantime, will undertake his second consecutive 12 months competing in F3 Asia. The 2 will take part in all 5 rounds.

Oliver Bearman and Sebastian Montoya will cut up time within the third automobile. German F4 and Italian F4 champion Bearman will take part within the closing two rounds. Not solely will this be the 16-year-old’s first aggressive F3 outing, however it’s going to even be his debut outing as a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. Montoya may even make the step up from F4 to F3. He’s competed within the German and Italian F4 championships up to now. Each drivers shall be aiming to safe the Rookies title.

Mumbai Falcons’ 2021 F3 Asian Championship drivers, Jehan Daruvala and Kush Maini, gained’t be returning. Actually, an FIA regulation change doesn’t enable any F2-level driver to compete within the championship, which guidelines out Daruvala altogether.

Components Regional Indian Championship postponed 

Mumbai Falcons’ assertion additionally briefly mentions that the inaugural Components Regional and Components Four Indian Championships have been postponed to November 2022. The 2 championships had been initially slated to start out in end-February 2022.

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