Monte Carlo [Monaco]: India’s Jehan Daruvala took his 4th podium from five rounds this season with a second-placed surface this weekend break at the famous Monaco street track. The 23-year-old chalked up the landmark outcome, his 11th Formula 2 platform, in Saturday’s Sprint race.
The Prema Competing chauffeur had actually lined up third on the grid. He got a great getaway yet needed to take preventing activity to dodge stalled pole-sitter Jake Hughes which enabled team mate Dennis Hauger right into the lead. Jehan slotted right into 2nd and gave chase but was incapable to find a method past on the twisting roads of the Principality, well-known for being challenging to surpass on, with the leading 6, except Hughes, finishing in the order in which they began.
Still, Jehan took home his initial Monaco podium, the Red Bull-backed racer going up to the hallowed Royal Box, beautified by a number of motorsport’s biggest over the long history of the Monaco race, to obtain his prize.
Jehan followed up his Sprint podium with a points-scoring finish in Sunday’s Function race. He began 8th however was squeezed into the wall surface at the beginning. He went with a comparable technique to the one he made use of in Saudi Arabia, where he went from 14th to third, choosing to begin on the softer tire as well as stop early.
However an unfavorable security auto permitted those running additionally up the field to bank a ‘complimentary’ pit-stop. That denied motorists like Jehan, that had quit early and were shutting the space to opponents arranged to pit later on, the possibility to vault past them with the stops.
Still Jehan once more revealed his racing nous as well as made up ground with a perfectly-timed dive up the inside of Calan Williams right into the Tabac edge. He completed eighth.
Jehan stated, “Standing on the platform in Monaco is a desire become a reality for any type of motorist. It would’ve been fantastic to win the race but surpassing around right here is never ever simple. I’m really happy with the pace we had over the weekend break – we were as quick as anybody around. The feature race was pretty simple however I handled to carry out an excellent step, that was fun! Currently anticipating some interesting auto racing on the streets of Baku in a number of weeks.”
Jehan, a three-time winner in Formula 2, remains 3rd in the overall vehicle drivers’ standings. The following race will certainly occur in two week’s time in Azerbaijan’s funding Baku, an additional difficult street place.