Jehan Daruvala has returned to PREMA Racing, as the team welcomes back the 23 year old, to compete in next season’s FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Daruvala drove for the team in the 2019 Formula 3 Championship, finishing In P3, with 157 points. He earned himself seven podiums in total throughout the season that saw his predecessor Robert Swartzman win the title.
The Indian driver secured two wins in Catalonia and Le Castellet, three second places at Austria, Silverstone and Monza, and two P3s in Le Castellet and Spa-Francorchamps.
“I’m really happy to be back at PREMA and continue to be part of the Red Bull Junior Team for the 2022 FIA F2 Championship. We have worked together in the past and share a fantastic relationship. PREMA is a champion team and I can’t wait to get started and look forward to a successful F2 campaign.” – Daruvala.
The Indian driver jumped into the PREMA seat in the 2021 post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit, topping the time-sheets in the afternoon session of Day 1, and finishing in second and third places, in four out of five of the other sessions. So far, Daruvala has settled back into the team quite comfortably.
Rene Rosin – Team Principal
“We have had a great relationship with Jehan when we raced together in FIA F3 and we have deep respect for his skills and work ethics. I think he fits our team very well and I’m looking forward to see how much progress he has made in the last couple of years. He performed impressively in post-season testing and he has a great deal of experience also in terms of race formats and procedures. Together with the Red Bull Junior program, we will provide him with all the support he needs to pursue his goals.”
2019 saw Daruvala, Shwartzman, and Marcus Armstrong total an outstanding 527 points between them – A colossal 304 points ahead of closest rivals, Hitech.
With 2021 Formula 3 Champion, Dennis Hauger as Daruvala’s partner this coming season, can PREMA dominate the F2 Championship for a third consecutive year?
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