Jahan Daruwala closes out in second place in F2 title race

Coming within half a second of his fourth Formula 2 victory in Saturday’s sprint race, Jehan started eighth and used a combination of strategy and racecraft to reach fourth in the safety car interrupted race.

He jumped to seventh at the start, with the opening stop taking the spot through the pitstop stage.

He also pulled off a brilliant slipstreaming pass on Red Bull-backed racer Liam Lawson directly below the long start-finish.

Jehan was in third place to leave Baku with a double podium when championship leader Felipe Dragovich, running ahead of him, hit the wall.

The Brazilians were heading into the pits to retire, but the final safety car, under which the race ended, stayed out when deployed.

Nevertheless, Jahan’s points at the Baku weekend allow him to close the gap to second-placed Theo Porchior in the overall standings to just 10 points.

“I think we can be pretty satisfied with the weekend. We took yet another podium and scored important points in the feature race that allowed us to close the gap to our nearest rival. Next is Silverstone, a track that I really like it, and I’m really looking forward to building this result out there,” Jahan said.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and is not created or edited by FreshersLIVE.Publisher : IANS-media

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.