Don't let the news mislead you! Despite the test with McLaren, Jehan will continue to be a part of the Red Bull Junior Team.
This week, Jehan Daruvala will be one step closer to his dream that's been 13+ years in the making. The Indian racer, currently competing in the Formula 2 world championship, is set to get his first taste of a Formula 1 car, courtesy of McLaren Racing. Daruvala will take part in a testing session, which will see him and a few more recruits drive McLaren's 2021 F1 racer, the MCL35M, around the Silverstone Circuit in the UK. This is a big push for Daruvala and his aim to become only the third Indian to race in Formula 1.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Jehan said, 'I am incredibly grateful to be getting this opportunity. Testing in Formula 1 is extremely limited and opportunities like these are not easy to come by, especially with a championship-winning team like McLaren. It will be my first experience in a Formula 1 car, which I’m sure will be special. The support that I have received from the Red Bull Junior Team, my family and sponsors like Mumbai Falcons, coupled with this opportunity that McLaren has given me will enable me to prepare myself better to achieve my childhood dream of competing in Formula 1.'
To this, his sponsor Mumbai Falcons added, 'Jehan has been the leading figure in Indian motorsport for the past 10 years and is just one step away from every Indian’s dream of having a competitive Indian driver in Formula 1. Our mission at Mumbai Falcons is to showcase the best of Indian motorsport talent to the world. We are proud supporters of Jehan’s 2022 Formula 2 title bid and are just as excited about the testing opportunity being given to him by McLaren.'