Jehan Daruvala was at his dominant finest throughout the French GP and picked up his third consecutive podium end in Method three. The Prema Racing driver began eighth on the grid with the second race following a reverse order, and noticed the 21-year-old work his approach as much as second and at last accept third. The FIA Method three Championship runs as a assist race to F1 and was carried out on the Paul Ricard circuit.
Jehan bagged his first win of the season at Barcelona earlier this 12 months and adopted it up with a second win on Saturday. This meant he would begin eighth given the reverse order which makes it difficult for the quicker drivers to move visitors. The Mumbai-based racer didn’t have the proper begin although and dropped to 10th behind drivers Logan Sargeant and Juri Vips. He needed to battle it out with them to reclaim P8 after which moved up the order displaying higher tempo than most of his rivals.
In the meantime, Jehan’s Prema Racing teammate Robert Schwartzman jumped into the lead with Brazilian driver Pedro Piquet taking second. Jehan steadily climbed additional crossing Crimson Bull Racing junior Yuki Tsunoda of Japan to take fourth after which attacked Piquet for P2. Nevertheless, having fought within the early phases did present the stress on the tyres which started to degrade with Jehan dropping tempo. This allowed Piquet to retake the lead utilizing DRS to his benefit pushing the Indian to P3, which be comfortably held on to until the tip of the race.
Talking on this hat-trick of podiums, Jehan mentioned, “It has been weekend for the crew and for me as properly. This race was enjoyable really. Firstly, I used to be a bit shocked by how fast the lights went out after which I used to be taking part in it a bit too secure for the primary couple of laps. We knew we had the tempo and the race was lengthy, however perhaps I took a bit an excessive amount of time. After I received as much as P6 the main group of 5 vehicles was fairly a great distance forward, and perhaps my mistake at that stage was to push too laborious to catch them as a substitute of simply chipping away. I caught them and handed all of them besides Robert. My principal aim was to win the race and I used to be pushing loads, however Robert was doing the identical and I began to battle with the tires. Pedro did properly, he stayed with me utilizing the DRS, and after I began to battle he handed me for second place. Two podiums in a single weekend are good, now we’ve got to see the place we are able to do higher. For me, simply the beginning and the primary lap, whereas the automotive has been good all weekend. Hopefully, we may have the identical end result subsequent weekend.”
A robust end in three out of 4 races of the season to date has ensured that Jehan sits second within the championship standings with 58 factors, not too removed from the highest contender. The driving force can be trying to higher his efficiency and bag a win as soon as once more with the Austrian Grand Prix subsequent on the Crimson Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg Within the coming weekend.