Formula 2: Jehan Daruvala races to commanding win at Monza, his first of 2021 season | Racing News


MONZA: India Jehan daruvala sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominant drive in the second sprint here on Saturday.
the Red Bull Junior started second in the ‘Temple of Speed’ behind the German pilot David beckman. When the lights went out, Jehan got off to an excellent start, braking very late to make an excellent move into the first corner.
An incident behind resulted in a virtual safety car situation. By the time the race resumed, Jehan lowered his head and drove a clean and consistent race.
The first few laps had Beckman within DRS range, but Jehan kept his cool and slowly walked away, opening a one-second margin. Once Beckman was out of DRS range, Jehan steadily increased his lead with every lap.
Three laps before the end, Jehan had already opened a comfortable five-second margin. Beckman under pressure fell to third place, while the Dutchman, Bent Viscaal, went to second. Soon, former F3 champion Robert Shwartzman of Russia also surpassed the German.
Jehan’s dominance meant he won the race by more than six seconds, ahead of Viscaal and Shwartzman. This was Jehan’s third podium of the season and second Formula 2 victory after Sakhir’s Grand Prix weekend last season.
“It feels really special to hear India’s national anthem on the top step of the podium. Winning at Monza is every runner’s dream. I had qualified well and knew I had the pace to win.
“Overtaking David at the start and then breaking the trailer were critical moments in the race. A big thank you to Carlin for the great car. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s main race,” said Jehan enthusiastically.
Jehan’s fantastic performance in qualifying saw him qualify second, just 0.04 seconds off pole. He will start the main race tomorrow in second position, where all riders must complete a mandatory pit stop.

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