Jehan Daruvala completed second within the Formula 2 season opener in Bahrain after battling it out with Liam Lawson in an thrilling begin to the 2021 season.
Carlin Racing driver and 2021 carandbike Motorsport Person of the Year, Jehan Daruvala completed second within the Formula 2 season opener in Bahrain. The Indian driver certified at P5 for the dash race earlier within the day and was fast to maneuver up because the lights turned inexperienced. However, he couldn’t move Hitech Grand Prix’s Liam Lawson, who drove like a seasoned skilled to defend his lead within the race.
Lawson leapt ahead because the lights turned inexperienced on the Sakhir Charouz Racing System circuit. The driver handed Theo Pourchaire in the beginning and each drivers initially engaged in a duel for the lead. Meanwhile, Daruvala had the tempo proper from the beginning and was fast to leap into P4 on the finish of the opening lap. But it wasn’t till Lap 10 when the Red Bull Academy racer made his first large transfer to move David Beckmann to take P3. He was now positioned proper behind Pourchaire, who quickly retired, selling Daruvala to take P2 behind Lawson.
Daruvala was at his aggressive greatest to move Lawson, however the latter confirmed some spectacular defensive strikes and denied the Carlin racer his first win of the season. Daruvala settled for second, simply nine-tenths of a second away from the race chief. For his Carlin teammate, Dan Ticktum completed at P8 after being awarded a five-second time penalty for an incident mid-race.
The second dash race will likely be held later right now and can see Daruvala positioned ninth on the grid, based mostly on the positions from Race 1 in reverse order. Meanwhile, the characteristic race scheduled tomorrow will see the motive force begin in sixth place.