India’s Jehan Daruvala stormed to his maiden Formula 2 win as Mick Schumacher celebrated his impending transfer into Formula One by clinching the F2 title on Sunday.
Daruvala took his first F2 victory after Schumacher had flat-spotted a tyre on the primary lap in his Prema automotive.
Jehan had launch from 2nd on the grid and was up alongside pole-sitter – Daniel Ticktum. Tictum squeezed Jehan on the within which allowed Championship Leader Mick Schumacher to go across the outdoors of each of them. Eventually, Ticktum emerged within the lead, adopted by Schumacher & Jehan in third. A number of corners later Jehan made transfer to cross Schumacher and get into second.
A number of laps later Schumacher handed Jehan, to relegate him to 3rd. Jehan nevertheless didn’t quit. An exciting battled ensued and ultimately Jehangot previous Schumacher as soon as once more, to get again into second. Jehan then reeled off a collection of fast laps to catch the race chief. However, Jehan was unable to overhaul. The battle for the lead intensified as Ticktum appeared determined to win the final race of the season. Jehan, nevertheless, stored his cool and stored up the stress. His wonderful racecraft pressured the race chief to begin making errors, however Jehan discovered it powerful to get previous.
Eventually, with lower than ten laps to go, Jehan made one other incredible transfer to get previous Ticktum & seize the race lead. Thereafter Jehan drove properly to slowly begin opening up a spot to the vehicles behind. Jehan lastly took the chequered flag to win his maiden FIA Formula 2 race. His Japanese teammate YukiTsunoda was second, over 3.5 seconds behind Jehan, whereas Ticktum was third.
“Motorsport is pretty big in India. We obviously have a lot of people, so I have a big fanbase back home, and my goal at the end of the day is to do myself proud but also do my country proud and to prove to people from back home that even though we don’t have the same facilities and stuff that guys have in Europe, as long as you can work hard you can fight right at the sharp end of the grid.”, stated Jehan.
“P1! Feels really good to end the season on a high. A big thank you to team and everyone who’s supported me throughout the season. See you next year,” Daruvala tweeted.
Mick is the son of F1 nice Michael Schumacher, who received seven F1 titles and 91 races in a glittering profession.
The 21-year-old German driver sounded emotional moments after crossing the road on the season-ending race in Bahrain.
I’ve no phrases, he stated. Truly superb.
After climbing out of the PREMA Racing automotive, he knelt down by it for a number of seconds together with his hand over his eyes.
Then he hugged members of his group and Sabine Kehm, his agent and a detailed household buddy.
I really feel overwhelmed, he stated after the race. It’s going to take just a few days possibly (to sink in).”
His first race in F1 can be with the U.S.-owned Haas group subsequent yr.
(With inputs from Agencies)