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Mumbai Falcons topped 2022 Method Regional Asia champions | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Mumbai Falcons is the primary Indian workforce to win an FIA single-seater championship.

Mumbai Falcons secured a double title victory on the 2022 Method Regional Asian Championship, carving a landmark second for India on the world motorsport stage.

Arthur Leclerc (youthful brother of F1 driver Charles Leclerc) emerged because the drivers’ championship with two races to spare. Including to these celebrations, Mumbai Falcons additionally took house the groups’ championship title. With this, they grow to be the first-ever Indian workforce to win any FIA single-seater championship.

  • Mumbai Falcons received 7/15 races to clinch title
  • Arthur Leclerc wins drivers’ championship

Leclerc topped 2022 Method Regional Asia champion

Heading into the ultimate spherical at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, Leclerc held a 40-point lead over Pepe Marti. He positioned himself in prime place to seal the title by securing pole place for Race 1.

Pulling off a clear getaway firstly, he loved an untroubled run to the chequered flag to safe his fourth win of the season, and the general title. The victory additionally fingers him 18 helpful Tremendous Licence factors.

Dino Beganovic completed second handy Mumbai Falcons a 1-2 end. They adopted it up with one other double podium end in Race 2, with Beganovic climbing from ninth to second and Leclerc rounding out the rostrum in third place. 

Mumbai Falcons’ double delight

The outcome was sufficient for Mumbai Falcons to wrap up the workforce’s title as properly. From the get go, it was evident that the Indian squad meant enterprise – that is simply their second 12 months competing within the Method Regional Asian Championship (previously often called F3 Asia).

It teamed up with some of the profitable names in junior single-seater racing, Prema, for its 2022 marketing campaign and fielded three Ferrari Driver Academy racers. And the outcomes got here from the very starting as Sebastian Montoya (son of formulation F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya) received the opening race of the season. Montoya solely contested three out of 5 rounds, however he nonetheless completed third within the Rookies Cup, which was received by Pepe Marti.

Mumbai Falcons have received seven out of 15 races this season, together with a clear sweep at Spherical 3. All this helped the Indian squad safe the groups’ title by a formidable margin of 79 factors over Hitech Grand Prix.

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