Formula 2: India’s Jehan Daruvala Clinches Podium Finish in Saudi Arabia

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Jehan Daruvala finishes third in Saudi Arabia spherical in Formula 2 (Jehan Daruvala Twitter)

India’s Jehan Daruvala completed third in his sixteenth Formula 2 Sprint race on the Saudi Arabian spherical

India’s Jehan Daruvala raced to his sixteenth Formula 2 podium with a hard-fought third-place end within the Sprint race of the championship’s Saudi Arabian spherical.

The 24-year-old MP Motorsport driver began fifth and was hustling eventual winner Ayumu Iwasa for the win however dropped to 3rd simply three laps from the tip after making a daring bid for the lead that very practically earned him his first win of the season.

Still, he crossed the road simply over a second behind Iwasa and fewer than half a second behind runner-up Victor Martins to attain his second successive podium across the barrier-lined, high-speed sweeps of the Red Sea monitor.

“To be sincere, there are a bunch of blended feelings,” said Jehan after the race on Saturday.

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“I would definitely say I was disappointed I didn’t win because the car was very good and I had a lot of pace today but also not disappointed because I took a lot of risks.

“I have no regrets. I tried to win the race and, in the end, it didn’t pay off.”

Jehan made a lightning begin off the road however was boxed in by the Campos vehicles of Ralph Boschung and compatriot Kush Maini.

A second-lap security automotive that bunched the sector up gave him a shot at passing Maini and Jehan duly seized the chance to muscle his well beyond his fellow Indian and set off in pursuit of Red Bull-backed racer Jak Crawford.

Jehan despatched Crawford on Lap 7 simply seconds earlier than a collision between Theo Pourchaire and Oliver Bearman triggered a second security automotive interval.

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Jehan was sizzling on second-placed Boschung’s heels because the race received underway. The Swiss racer was powerless to withstand the MP Motorsport racer’s cost as he swept across the exterior of Turn 1 to take second.

He then battled Iwasa, whereas additionally holding the speedy Martins at bay, earlier than in the end having to concede after his flip 1 gamble for a fifth F2 win didn’t repay.

The podium was Jehan’s first of the season. Set to maneuver up one spot on the grid to fourth after a penalty for Theo Pourchaire, he has a superb likelihood of finishing a podium sweep.

Jehan, nonetheless, is eyeing victory.

“All in all, I’m pleased,” he said.

“I think I can even fight for the win tomorrow in the Feature Race.”

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