Jehan Strikes Second F2 Podium In Baku

Red Bull Racing Junior, Jehan Daruvala drove a good and consistent race to secure his second podium in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The Indian racing sensation, in his first visit to the difficult street circuit, finished third in Race 2, at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend – June 6th, 2021, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 Jehan made an excellent start from seventh and gained two places into corner one. Into the second corner, Jehan made another good overtake on Armstrong, to move up into fourth. Meanwhile, others behind him crashed, bringing out the safety car.  The safety car restart saw Jehan take advantage and overtake Juri Vips for third, but the Estonian regained the position. Jehan made up another place, overtaking Dutchman Bent Viscaal, settling in third. Post another safety car period and past the midway point, Jehan was unfazed, soaking up the immense pressure, lap after lap. Vips won the 21 lap race ahead of Germany’s David Beckman. Jehan was a mere 6-tenths of a second behind, to secure his second podium this year in F2, after his fantastic second place in Bahrain, earlier this year.

 “A decent weekend with good points. I was aggressive at the start of Race 2 and 3 and it paid off well. It was good to be back on the podium and I am confident of fighting for podiums and wins in the upcoming races.” said the 22-year-old Indian champ, who has done our community very proud!

Round 4 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held at the famed Silverstone Circuit, as part of the British Grand Prix weekend, in mid-July.

(Photo Credits – James Gasperotti)

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