Daruvala takes pole in FIA F3 European Series
Jehan Daruvala, in his rookie season at the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, is already making waves.
On Friday, the 18-year-old product of Force India Academy, became the first Indian to take pole in F3 European series, securing the top spot for Race 1 of the second round of the championship in Monza, Italy. However, he was unable to translate that to a race win, and finished the hardfought race on Saturday in second spot, behind his Carlin Racing teammate Lando Norris.
The qualifying sessions for Race 2 and 3 of the weekend will be held late on Saturday, with the races scheduled for Sunday.
Daruvala was on his hot lap when curtains fell on the session with Briton Callum Illot (Prema Powerteam) in the lead. He ended the session with a flying lap of 1 min, 44.105 secs to pip Illot by three-hundredths of a second.