Jehan Daruvala is an Indian motorsports racing driver. Presently, he’s taking part within the FIA Method 2 Championship with Prema Racing. In 2011, he turned one of many three winners of a ‘One in a Billion hunt,’ which was organized by the Power India F1 crew 2011, after which he turned an apprentice of the crew. On 20 June 2022, Jehan shared that he bought the chance to take final 12 months’s Method 1 automotive, Mclaren MCL35 for a drive. He’s at present in the course of his finest season with 5 podiums in six rounds, pushing him to 3rd place within the standings, which is likely one of the causes that he obtained the glory to check an F1 automotive for the primary time on 21 and 22 June 2022 at Silverstone in the UK.
Jehan Daruvala was born on Thursday, 1 October 1998 (age 23 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. He did his education at Bombay Scottish College at Mahim West in Mumbai. Jehan developed an curiosity in driving at a younger age. He loves velocity and is a fan of it and racing entails a number of it. In 2011, he began his driving profession by karting on the age of 13 and competed in lots of karting competitions. Rayomand Banajee, Method, Go-karting champion, and proprietor of Rayo Racing found the potential and expertise in Jehan. He coached Jehan and laid a powerful basis for his profitable profession. Presently, he’s a member of the Pink Bull Junior Staff.
Top (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 70kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Jehan Daruvala belongs to a Parsi household in Mumbai.
Mother and father & Siblings
His father, Khurshed Daruvala is an MD of Sterling & Wilson, which is an affiliate firm of Shapoorji Pallonji. Her mom’s identify is Kainaz Daruvala. He has an elder sister named Delna Daruvala.
Jehan is in a relationship with Maia Shroff. Reportedly, Jehan and Maia have been courting one another since 2014 and are very open about it on social media. Based on her Linkedin profile, in 2019, she began working as a advertising govt at Nykaa Trend and held the place for one and a half years, then she joined Barcode Leisure: Strategic Model Options and dealt with junior shopper companies. In 2021, she launched her personal swimwear line named ‘Papaaya Swimwear.’
Jehan first took half within the karting championship in 2011. He received the 2012 Asia-Pacific Championship and 2013 Tremendous 1 Nationwide Championship and secured positions in different competitions held in Asia and Europe.
Eurocup Method Renault 2.0
He leveled as much as single-seaters with Fortec Motorsport within the Method Renault 2.0 NEC and Method Renault 2.0 Alps championships in 2015. He ranked fifth within the Northern European Cup on the premise of his efficiency. He took half within the Eurocup and Alps collection as a visitor driver. Subsequent 12 months, he claimed a gap pole place and took a podium within the second race. In Hungary, he received his first Northern European Cup.
Toyota Racing Collection
In 2016, he took half in Toyota Racing Collection. Profitable thrice and taking three podiums made him runner-up to Lando Norris. Within the subsequent season in 2017, he took essentially the most pole positions of any driver and received two instances. The championship battle was very aggressive that is why he attained the fifth rank.
European Method 3 Championship
In November 2016, he talked about his goal to take part in European Method 3 Championship the next 12 months. He signed to race with the Carlin Motorsport crew in December 2016. He was ranked sixth within the 2017 championship. In the identical 12 months, he additionally took half within the 2017 Macau Grand Prix the place he achieved tenth place.
Within the 2018 season additionally he remained within the Carlin crew. He completed third on the opening weekend at Pau Grand Prix through the third race. His solely win of the 12 months was achieved within the first race of the Spa-Francorchamps spherical. He once more competed within the 2018 Macau Grand Prix and scored twelfth place.
Within the 2018 Yas Marina GP3 finale, he joined the MP Motorsport crew. He scored twenty sixth place within the race.
FIA Method 3 Championship
In 2019, Daruvala competed within the inaugural season of the Method 3 championship for the Prema Powerteam. He took half in 16 races and received two of them. He reached third place within the championship.
F3 Asian Championship
In 2021, he participated within the championship from the crew Mumbai Falcons India Racing Ltd, which occurred in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He participated in 15 races and received 3 of them. His total efficiency and 192 factors within the championship made him safe third place in groups’ championship.
FIA Method 2 Championship
In February 2020, Daruvala joined the Carlin Motorsport crew to compete within the 2020 FIA Method 2 Championship. He was named Pink Bull Junior throughout this championship. He participated in 24 races and he scored just one win. He achieved twelfth place within the championship.
In 2021, he once more participated within the championship and continued with the identical motorsport crew, Carlin. He took half in 23 races and received 2 of them as a result of which he gained seventh place.
He reunited with the Prema Racing crew for the 2022 championship in January 2022. After taking part in 12 races, he didn’t win any of them however the variety of podiums he took and the factors he gained made him rank third within the championship.
- He achieved 1st place in All-Stars Karting Championship Malaysia- Yamaha Junior (2011)
- He achieved 1st place in Asia-Pacific Championship- KF3 (2012)
- He achieved 1st place in Tremendous 1 Nationwide Championship- KFJ (2013)
- He achieved 2nd place in CIK-FIA Worldwide Tremendous Cup- KFJ (2013)
- He achieved 2nd place within the German Karting Championship- Senior (2014)
- He achieved third place in CIK-FIA World Championship- KFJ (2014)
- He achieved 2nd place in Toyota Racing Collection (2016)
- He achieved third place in FIA Method 3 Championship (2019)
- He achieved third place within the F3 Asian Championship (2021)
- He achieved third place in FIA Method 2 Championship (2022)
- As a result of: Lamborghini Aventador
- Jehan is the primary Indian to win New Zealand Worldwide Grand Prix, which is an annual motor racing occasion that takes place in New Zealand. He received the race in 2017 during which he drove a Tatuus FT-50 Toyota.
- He considers Fernando Alonso as his position mannequin.
- He likes sports activities automobiles, and Lamborghini Aventador is his favourite automotive.
- His responsible pleasure is consuming a Shake Shack burger in London.
- He would love actor Sidharth Malhotra to play him if a filmmaker needed to make a biopic on him.
- In an interview, whereas speaking about how he’s feeling after getting an opportunity to take the 2021 Method 1 winner automotive, Mclaren MCL35 for testing, he shared,
That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent 12 months in Method 1. There should not many seats opening up in F1 however I’ve bought this chance to be in a F1 automotive and do properly and if I do get the chance I wish to be prepared.”
I’ve by no means pushed a Method 1 automotive earlier than. This check is for me to be taught the automotive and its traits and discover its limits. My goal is to win the F2 Championships and hopefully I do sufficient and my identify is on the market (to be observed),” he added.
- Jehan’s objective is to develop into the third Indian to race in Method 1 after Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.