Indian driver Jehan Daruvala says the quality of the simulators in Formula 2 teams allows all drivers to be well-prepared when heading to a new circuit.
The FIA Formula 2 championship is in Australia this weekend for the first time, racing at the famous Albert Park circuit, along with Formula 3.
Daruvala, 24, said: “Nowadays, the sims we drive are pretty good and we do a lot of prep before coming to events, so even when the tracks are new, I would say it only takes a couple of laps to get up to speed.”
The MP Motorsport driver added: “By laps three and four, we are already close to the limit.”
Formula 2 drivers are afforded just one thirty-minute practice session ahead of the all-important qualifying session, which limits on-track learning time.
Mumbai-born Daruvala said that having a single practice session makes things difficult, but it also means drivers must adapt quickly.
Since joining defending champion MP Motorsport for 2023, Daruvala has enjoyed a positive start to the season, including a double-podium in Saudi Arabia, finishing third in both races in Round 2.
However, a wet qualifying session has left the Indian with work to do in Australia, as the 24-year-old will start both races from 12th on the grid.
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