The Red Bull junior pairing showed a reasonably solid performance as Jehan Daruvala delivered a brilliant performance in the sprint race, taking the second place podium for the Italian team.
Things went downhill on Feature Race, with the Indian Driver having to complete the race in 14th because of contact damage, while his teammate, Dennis Hauger, faced a pit issue that dragged him out of the one-hour session.
Compared to last year’s impressive results with two wins under the name of the reigning champion Oscar Piastri, team principal Rene Rosin feels like he has some unfinished business as he’s still expecting an exciting battle.
He said, “We have some good memories of Jeddah, and we are delighted to be back racing there again,”
“In round 1, we showed great pace, but the execution wasn’t optimal, and that is the goal for this weekend.”
Heading to Jeddah, the team has set a target for both of their drivers to bounce back from a disappointing first round of the season, especially for the Norwegian Driver, as he’s still adapting to F2’s more powerful machinery.
While it’s possible to pull bold moves at the circuit, Rene Rosin is targetting the team to focus on qualifying sessions because he thinks it’s equally important to gain a forward starting spot.
“Qualifying is especially important in Formula 2 and at Jeddah because while it’s possible to pull aggressive moves, they always carry risks for everyone around. We need to start performing right away.”