Jehan moves up to 2nd in the FIA F3 Championship
Spa, Belgium: Jehan Daruvala earned his sixth podium of the season and moved up into a clear second position, in the FIA Formula 3 championship at round 6. Jehan’s sensational pole position earlier, his first in the series, which is a support event to the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix.
Jehan started well from pole and managed to exit the first corner ahead. However Pedro Piquet, took advantage of Jehan’s slip stream to overtake him after Eau Rouge. Thereafter Jehan continued to lose ground and fell all the way to fourth.
The Indian then pushed hard and was able to slowly one by one, move back into second place, behind Piquet. Unfortunately for Jehan, a Virtual Safety Car was declared and the timing of the call affected Jehan, causing him to lose 4 seconds.
Later, Jehan’s Prema teammate, Robert Shwartzman managed to use his DRS (Drag Reduction System) to drive right around Jehan. Although the Indian tried to push hard again, he had to settle for third place, behind Shwartzman, while Piquet bagged his maiden win in the FIA F3 championship.