India’s Jehan Daruvala took his fourth podium of the Method 2 season with a second-placed end on the iconic Monaco road observe. The 23-year-old chalked up the landmark consequence, his eleventh Method 2 podium, in Saturday’s dash race. The Prema Racing driver had lined up third on the grid. He obtained an excellent getaway however needed to take avoiding motion to dodge stalled pole-sitter Jake Hughes which allowed workforce mate Dennis Hauger into the lead. Jehan slotted into second and gave chase however was unable to discover a well past on the twisting streets of the Principality, infamous for being tough to overhaul on, with the highest six, besides Hughes, ending within the order by which they began.
Nonetheless, Jehan took house his first Monaco podium, the Crimson Bull-backed racer going as much as the hallowed Royal Field to obtain his trophy.
Jehan adopted up his dash podium with a points-scoring end in Sunday’s function race.
He began eighth however was squeezed into the wall at the beginning.
He opted for the same technique to the one he utilized in Saudi Arabia, the place he went from 14th to 3rd, selecting to start out on the softer tyre and cease early.
However an inopportune security automotive allowed these operating additional up the sphere to financial institution a ‘free’ pit-stop. That denied drivers like Jehan, who had stopped early and had been closing the hole to rivals scheduled to pit later, the possibility to vault previous them by way of the stops.
Nonetheless Jehan as soon as once more confirmed his racing nous and made up floor with a perfectly-timed dive up the within of Calan Williams into the Tabac nook. He completed eighth.
“Standing on the rostrum in Monaco is a dream come true for any driver. It might’ve been nice to win the race however overtaking round right here isn’t simple.
“I am actually pleased with the tempo we had over the weekend – we had been as fast as anybody on the market. The function race was fairly easy however I managed to drag off an excellent transfer, that was enjoyable,” mentioned Jehan.
Jehan, a three-time winner in Method 2, stays third within the general drivers’ standings.
The subsequent race will happen in two week’s time in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, one other difficult road circuit.
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