Indian racer Jehan Daruvala was handed a one-year extension by the Red Bull Racing crew, on Friday, which is able to see him continue with Carlin in the upcoming System 2 season.
The 22-year-old, created history last month when he finished his maiden FIA System 2 Championship with a well-deserved victory. Daruvala’s victory in his rookie season was preceded by a hard-fought podium a week prior.
The Red Bull Junior program has been instrumental in producing a few of the world’s greatest F1 racers through the years together with, four-time World F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, and Carlos Sainz.
Daruvala’s continuation within the Red Bull Junior Program got here due to his stand out performances in arguably some of the aggressive seasons ever. 16 different drivers had been on the rostrum whereas 12 of them won a race each.
Daruvala was additionally the fastest total within the official post-season testing, besides ending on top in two out of the three days of testing.
“I’m very grateful to Crimson Bull for his or her continued religion in me. I am extraordinarily excited to be staying in F2 and with Carlin for 2021 as a Crimson Bull Junior,” stated Daruvala.
“We made a lot of progress final 12 months. It was nice to finish the season on such a high with my first F2 win after which again that up with entrance running tempo in post-season testing,” he added.
Crew Principal Trevor Carlin stated, “We’re extremely happy that we’ve got the chance to hold on to the great progress we’ve got been making with Jehan (Daruvala) and have one other assault on the FIA F2 Championship.
“Jehan did a fantastic job final season as an F2 rookie, to essentially present his true potential by the second half of the season. To finish the year off with a third-place after which a win actually confirms what we knew from the start,” he stated.
The 2021 season kicks off in Bahrain on March 26 and can now have three races each weekend. All eight weekends will proceed to run concurrently with System 1, ending on December 12 in Abu Dhabi.
Previous to the F2 campaign, Daruvala will take part within the Asian F3 Championship for the all-Indian crew — Mumbai Falcons.
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