Thursday, March 30, 2023

India’s Jehan Daruvala joins Mahindra Racing Components E Staff

India’s Jehan Daruvala has joined Mahindra Racing as a reserve driver for the 2022-23 Components E championship.

The 24-year-old has pushed in F2 for the final three years and has been a part of the Purple Bull junior programme. Forward of India’s debut on the Components E calendar with a race in Hyderabad in February 2023, Daruvala will add an area connection to the one Indian staff on the Components E grid.

Mahindra Racing has been a part of the Components E grid because the collection’ inception in 2014-15. Daruvala will turn into solely the second Indian to be a part of Mahindra after Karun Chandhok did the primary season as one of many two race drivers alongside Bruno Senn.

In line with the staff’s assertion, Jehan will spend time on the staff’s Banbury HQ, engaged on the simulator alongside engineers, offering automobile growth and race assist for drivers Lucas Di Grassi and Oliver Rowland. There are plans for him to attend some races, together with the staff’s inaugural house ePrix in Hyderabad, India. Daruvala not too long ago examined for F2 staff MP Motorsport within the Abu Dhabi post-season exams and will dovetail his position with Mahindra with one other yr in F2.

Daruvala mentioned, “To be a part of an Indian motorsport team is a dream come true. Formula E is very competitive, and I am really excited about this new chapter of my career. Season 9 promises to be very exciting with the all-new Gen 3 car and I am looking forward to learning and contributing, especially to car development and supporting the team.”

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