On 29th May, 2022, India’s ace racing champ – Jehan Daruvala, took his fourth podium from five rounds this season with a second-placed finish this weekend, at the iconic Monaco street track. 23-year-old Jehan chalked up the landmark result, his 11th Formula 2 podium, in Saturday’s Sprint race.
The Prema Racing driver had lined up third on the grid. He took home his first Monaco podium, going up to the hallowed Royal Box, graced by many of motorsport’s greatest over the long history of the Monaco race, to receive his trophy.
Jehan followed up his Sprint podium with a points-scoring finish in Sunday’s Feature race. He started and finished at 8th position.
Jehan said, “Standing on the podium in Monaco is a dream come true for any driver. It would’ve been great to win the race but overtaking around here is never easy. I’m really happy with the pace we had over the weekend – we were as quick as anyone out there. The feature race was pretty straightforward but I managed to pull off a good move, that was fun! Now looking forward to some exciting racing on the streets of Baku in a couple of weeks.”
Jehan, a three-time winner in Formula 2, stays third in the overall drivers’ standings. The next race will take place in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.