Silverstone, August 2
India’s Jehan Daruvala jumped six locations in an action-packed remaining three laps to complete fourth within the dash race right here on Sunday, his greatest end result to date within the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
It was a much-needed end result for Daruvala, who needed to endure sluggish begins within the earlier races resulting from clutch points together with the function race on Saturday, when he completed 12th after beginning seventh on the grid. In the dash race, he began 12th.
The Indian driver, who’s a Red Bull junior, overtook the function race winner Nikita Mazepin on the ultimate lap to safe eight factors from the weekend, taking his general tally to 18 factors after 4 rounds of the Championship.
“The last two laps were super exciting. The team did a great job with the tyre strategy. Moving from P12 to P4 in the last few laps and hanging around the outside at Brooklands to pass four cars was good fun. Looking forward to being back here next week,” mentioned Daruvala.
Dan Ticktum, who can also be into his maiden Formula 2 season like Daruvala, received the race from pole place with one other rookie, Christian Lundgaard, ending second. Louis Deletraz was third.
A Safety Car intervention within the late phases of the race allowed Daruvala to pit for recent tyres, permitting him to cost by means of the sphere within the dying moments of the 21-lap race.
His Carlin teammate Yuki Tsunoda couldn’t end the race. The subsequent spherical of the Formula 1 assist collection takes place in every week’s time.
The 21-year-old from Mumbai is tipped to turn into the third Indian to succeed in Formula 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok. PTI