FIA Formula 2 Carlin driver Jehan Daruvala is keen to get back to a track he consider’s his favourite.
Its been a long wait for the Indian driver to get his hands on the F2 machinery having performed well in testing. Daruvala told Red Bull’s media outlet; ““The Bahrain test went well but as everyone knows, it’s really hard to go by testing times but most importantly I was comfortable in the car. The times were good and I enjoyed the car, more than anything though I now want to get back in the car and get racing,” asserted the Carlin driver.
The eyes of motorsport fans will be on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria this weekend and given Carlin are supporting two drivers from the Austria teams junior program it may seem like a bit of a home race for them; “Obviously it’s the home of Red Bull so it will be really good for me to start off well there.”
Daruvala talked specifically about this weekends venue, “It is one of my favourite tracks and though it doesn’t have too many corners that actually makes it more challenging in a way because all the drivers tend to be really close. In that way it is pretty hard, it is not one of those places where you can nail every corner and back off in the last one and still expect to be in the front, there you have to be absolutely on the limit at every single corner if you want to succeed and that makes it really exciting for us as drivers.”
The Indian starlet remember has great memories at the circuit having finished 2nd and 4th last year.
Having been back in the Uk for a few weeks now the driver regaled what the last few months have been like for him, ‘I was in India for a couple of months after the test in Bahrain, then I came here because we had a provisional calendar that the season would start in July and I wanted to be well prepared.”
And while others have been working with live in trainers or taking the sim world by storm Daruvala hasn’t quite been so fortunate; “The gyms are shut though so the physical training has not been so easy but I’ve been in touch with my trainer online and that way we have managed to get all the work done that we needed to so it’s all been going well and more than anything I am just looking forward to the season starting, I’m really excited.”
An impressive battle last year with his Formula 3 graduates Robert Shwartzman and Marcus Armstrong should provide us with some familiar action on track. Can Daruvala get ahead of those two this year and set the championship alight? Let is know on Twitter @F2inside