Formula 2 | Indian Jehan Daruvala in the center of attention as he aims for his first victory of the season in Spain

India’s Jehan Daruvala is hoping to convert a string of three successive podiums into a first win of the season as he travels to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Spanish round of the Formula 2 championship this weekend. The rider has scored a podium in each of the three rounds this season so far.

This consistency placed the 23-year-old Prema Racing driver third in the overall driver standings, just 16 points behind championship leader Theo Pourchaire. But Jehan, already a three-time Formula 2 winner whose aim is to become the first Indian to win the Formula 2 title this season, will look to further cement his credentials as a championship contender with a victory at the 4-mile long track. .6 km.

Jehan said: “We’ve had a good start to the season and we’re going into this weekend with a lot of confidence, especially after the pace we showed in Saudi Arabia and Imola. My target is obviously to fight in front and I’m sure we have the pace to win. But it’s a track that everyone knows well, given the amount of testing we do here, and we’ll have to get everything from qualifying to our race strategy absolutely perfect if we’re going to get to the highest step of the podium.

Located on the outskirts of Barcelona, ​​the technical circuit of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a popular test site for teams and drivers. Jehan and Prema enjoyed a productive outing in the Formula 2 in-season test session last month. The Indian driver has shown great form on the track in the past, claiming victory on his first visit to the venue in the Formula 3 season opener in 2019.

The Spanish Formula 2 round will be held as a support event to the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. The weekend will start with practice and qualifying on Friday with the Sprint race on Saturday and the main race on Sunday.

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