Jehan Daruvala was back in form during the sprint races on Saturday finishing fourth in the first race and bagging a podium in the second one.


This is Jehan Daruvala's second podium finish of the season
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This is Jehan Daruvala’s second podium finish of the season

After a string of mediocre races, Jehan Daruvala was back in form with strong finishes in the Formula 2 sprint races in Azerbaijan. The Carlin driver finished fourth in the first race of the weekend, and went on to claim third in the second sprint race. It was an equally strong show from his Carlin teammate Dan Ticktum, who finished second and sixth in the sprint races.

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Race 1 saw Jehan start in second place on the grid and the driver held on to the position well in the initial stages but as the race progressed, the driver was overtaken by Ticktum followed by China’s Guanyu Zhou. Nevertheless, Jehan made for a close finish behind the top three building the much needed pace towards the closing stages.

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The feature race on Sunday will see the driver begin at P9 on the grid

Race 2 saw the drivers line-up according to a reverse grid order wherein the top ten finishers of Race 1 would be reversed. This saw Daruvala begin seventh on the grid. A strong start gave Jehan enough boost to move up to P4 on the opening lap itself. The race then saw multiple crashes bringing out the safety cars. Jehan used this opportunity to pass Bent Viscaal for P3 and held on to the position till the final lap.

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The action now moves to Sunday for the feature race comprising 29 laps. Daruvala will start at P9 after qualifying in ninth during the Friday session.

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