India’s Jehan Daruvala started his 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship marketing campaign on a vibrant observe, clinching second place in Race 1 in the course of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend on Sunday.
Jehan confirmed his mettle within the second race too, climbing from eleventh to fourth after a sensible run, however missed a second straight podium end by a whisker.
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In the ultimate race, he began at sixth and though he did transfer up and down the order, he needed to accept a sixth place end that put him third within the factors standings, after Round 1 of 8.
“I kept out of trouble at the start of Race 1, and then made sensible moves up the order. Both Lawson and I had similar pace towards the end, but it was difficult to pass. It’s good to start the season with a podium,” the Red Bull Racing Junior driver mentioned after his victory.
“I enjoyed Race 2 too, with the amount of overtaking in the last few laps. Unfortunately, I flat spotted my set of soft tyres, causing severe vibrations that seriously compromised race 3 for me,” added Jehan.
Earlier, Jehan certified sixth out of twenty-two racers on the grid however began on P5, owing to the reverse grid rule for the opening race. He started neatly, overtaking the automotive forward go him to maneuver into fourth position.
Jehan then drove intelligently, staying simply behind the pack, with out pushing exhausting to guard his tyre life. Halfway by the race, he started mounting strain on German racer David Beckmann for third. He succeeded by first pushing him exhausting into a nook after which overtaking across the outdoors, to maneuver into third.
French racer, Theo Pouchaire who had began on pole was subsequent. Jehan shortly closed the hole and simply as he was about to make a transfer, the Frenchman’s automotive suffered a technical subject, permitting Jehan to maneuver as much as second.
Race chief Liam Lawson of New Zealand, was 2.7 seconds forward. Jehan reeled off a collection of fine laps to shortly shut the hole with the chief. The excessive Bahrain warmth, nonetheless, meant that every one the drivers had been discovering it powerful to overhaul, and Jehan was unable to make a severe try for the race lead.
Jehan finally crossed the end line, lower than a second behind Lawson who received the race. Such was the tempo of the lead duo that Beckmann, in third, completed over 13 seconds behind Jehan.