Jehan Daruvala is aiming to turn out to be the third Indian to race in System 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok
Indian racing driver Jehan Daruvala took a big step in direction of realizing his System One dream by securing a two-day check with eight-time constructors’ champions McLaren. The 23-year-old, who’s presently in his third season in System 2, will probably be clocking priceless miles in a System 1 automobile for the very first time. He will probably be driving the McLaren MCL35, which competed within the 2021 F1 Championship, at Silverstone within the UK.
Although Daruvala is a part of the Pink Bull Junior Programme, he has bought the required go-ahead from the Milton Keynes outfit to check with a rival F1 staff. He has already stated the present System 2 season is a make-or-break one for him so far as his System 1 dream is worried. He’s presently in the midst of his finest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings.
Talking to the media, the Mumbai-based driver sounded ecstatic about getting the chance however stated it doesn’t assure something for 2023. “That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent 12 months in System 1. There will not be many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve bought this chance to be in an F1 automobile and do nicely and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared,” he stated.
Daruvala is presently positioned third within the 2022 F2 World Championship standings. If he maintains his consistency until the top of the season, he’ll give himself an actual probability of being the third Indian driver in F1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok. Whereas Karthikeyan represented groups like Jordan and HRT in F1, Karun Chandhok raced for HRT and Lotus.
It is going to be fascinating to see if Daruvala finally makes this elite record!