Jehan Daruvala joins Prema Racing for 2022 Formula 2
Indian Formula 2 driver Jehan Daruvala has announced that he would be competing in the 2022 Formula 2 season with Prema Racing. The announcements also told us that Jehan will continue to be part of the Red Bull junior program as hunts for the F2 championship and potentially an F1 seat.
Jehan has scored multiple race wins and podium finishes in the championship so far with Carlin. Now, Prema Racing is in a different ball game as they are in the hunt for their third straight driver’s championship.
Prema Racing is considered one of the top teams in Formula 2 who have nurtured young racing drivers like Charles Leclerc, Nyck de Vries, Mick Schumacher and 2021 Formula 2 winner Oscar Piastri.
“I am thrilled to join hands with Prema once again,” Jehan said in a press release. “Charles (Leclerc) and Mick (Schumacher) clinched F2 titles for Prema Racing and went on to race in F1 the very next year. I hope to follow in their footsteps,” he added.
Prema Formula 2 Team Principal Rene Rosin said, “We have had a great relationship with Jehan when we raced together in FIA F3. We have deep respect for his skills and work ethics. He fits our team very well and I'm looking forward to see how much progress he has made in the last couple of years. He performed impressively in post-season testing. Together with the Red Bull Junior program, we will provide him with all the support he needs to pursue his goals.”
For this season, Jehan will team up with reigning FIA Formula 3 champion Dennis Hauger. Jehan finished the 2021 stage in P7 with 113 points and two race victories. The 2022 Formula 2 season will feature 14 rounds and 28 races starting on March 18 in Bahrain with the season-finale set for November 20, in Abu Dhabi. All races will be held as support events to Formula 1. For more news and updates from the world of motorsports, stay tuned to evo India!