(Motorsports news) Jehan Daruvala joins the current F2 Constructors Champions Prema racing in what could be a defining move in his dream to get a Formula 1 seat in 2023. In Formula 3, Daruvala was with the Prema team where he won two races and got seven podiums in the 2019 World Champion. He’s back with the Ferrari based team who he had tremendous success with as Prema this year, winning the constructors championship with 444 points. Both Oscar Piastri and Robert Shwartzman completely dominated this season’s F2 as they finished one two in the drivers Championship as well. He will partner F3 Champion and fellow Red Bull Junior program partner Dennis Hauger as teammate for next year's 14 race F2 season.
Jehan Daruvala was quickest for Prema to end the first day of Formula 2 post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit.Daruvala went fastest at the end of the first hour but just a minute later was bettered by ART Grand Prix’s FIA Formula 3 Championship graduate Frederik Vesti who set a 1m38.264s, ART GP’s Theo Pourchaire took over at the top during the third hour with a 1m36.250s, with his new benchmark also standing for a while before Daruvala moved ahead and came just short of breaking into the 1m35s but Daruvala was in third until the final minutes as he went back out on track and snatched the fastest lap. He completed 46 laps in his new car before producing a perfect lap on the medium tyres to set a time of 1m.35.435s.
Daruvala is already showing promise with Prema as his hopes of winning the F2 Championship just increased. Just like any race driver, his dream would also be to see his country's flag on a formula 1 as Jehan too would like to see himself race in F1 one day. The current Red Bull Junior program has always made their mark in F1 with the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and even India’s first F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan. Ultimately, the Italian team which has strong ties to Ferrari will play a crucial role in boosting not only his career but also will increase the chances to get a seat in an F1 car in the future. The Indian driver has shown that he has the ability to bag results and even podiums. The rest, time will tell.