Simulators allow Daruvala to be well-prepared for new tracks

Simulators allow Daruvala to be well-prepared for new tracks

DaruvalaSimulators allow Daruvala to be well-prepared for new tracks

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.

Image: Dutch Photo Agency

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