Jehan Daruvala joins Prema Racing

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Mumbai, Jan 14 (UNI) India’s top racer Jehan Daruvala on Friday teamed up with reigning F2 champions Prema Racing for the 2022 season.

The 23-year-old will also remain part of the Red Bull junior team for the third successive year.

Red Bull has nurtured the likes of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, current F1 champion Max Verstappen, race winners Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly, among others.

“I am thrilled to join hands with Prema once again.Charles Leclerc and Mick Schumacher clinched F2 titles for Prema Racing and went on to race in F1 the very next year. I hope to follow in their footsteps,” said Daruvala.

Prema F2 team principal Rene Rosin said, “We have had a great relationship with Jehan when we raced together in FIA F3. We have deep respect for his skills and work ethics.

“He fits our team very well and I am looking forward to see how much progress he has made in the last couple of years. Together with the Red Bull Junior program, we will provide him with all the support he needs to pursue his goals,” he added.

Daruvala will not only drive the team’s Formula 1 simulator at its base in Milton Keynes, but also undergo regular evaluations at the team’s fitness facilities in Austria.

During his earlier stint with Prema Racing in 2019, Daruvala had finished third in the Formula 3 Championship, after a season-long title battle with his teammates.

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