Jehan Daruvala

Name: Jehan Daruvala
Born: October 1st 1998
Nationality: Indian
Team: Carlin
Car Number: 8

As like many other drivers, Jehan started his career through karting at the age of 13 in 2011. He won championships and came close to the top in both Asia and Europe. His wins include All Stars Karting Championship Malaysia, Asia-Pacific Championship and Super 1 National KFJ Championship. Also during 2011, he competed in Sahara Force India’s “One from a Billion” where the top 3 winners would receive a funded background for racing. Jehan was one of the winners with Arjun Maini and Tarun Reddy.

Daruvala made his single seater debut in Formula Renault 2.0 for the 2015 season, racing in the Northern European Cup, Eurocup and Alps with Fortec Motorsport. He competed full time in NEC and was a guest driver for Eurocup and Alps. Jehan finished on the podium 3 times throughout the 19 races that he competed in, meaning he achieved 194.5 points finishing 5th in the standings. In the alps competition, he scored what would have been 6 points-paying positions out of the 7 races with a podium included, but due to being a guest driver, these didn’t count to his standing. Jehan only raced 3 rounds of the Eurocup, but as a guest driver, he was unable to score points.

For the following season, he raced in Formula Renault 2.0 again but this time with Josef Kaufmann Racing. In both championships, he drove with current Formula 1 driver, Lando Norris and 2019 teammate, Robert Shwartzman. Together, they helped their team win both championships. In the Eurocup, Darvuala finished 9 times in the top 10, with a podium in Alcañiz, Spain. Here he finished 9th in the standings behind teammate Robert Shwartzman. In comparison, Jehan raced in NEC, gaining a win and 5 podiums. This meant he finished behind Dorian Boccolacci, classifying in 4th.

Also during the 2016 year, he raced in the Toyota Racing Series, competing with M2 Motorsport. During his rookie season, he amassed 3 wins and 6 podiums, meaning he finished 2nd in the championship behind teammate Lando Norris. For the following year, he returned to Toyota Racing Series with M2. Here, he won twice and achieved 9 podiums and despite claiming 781 points, he finished 5th.

Jehan made his Formula 3 debut in FIA Formula 3 European Championship, driving with Carlin. Despite it being his rookie season, he finished 3 times on the podium, including a win in Norisring race 3. Carlin brought Devlin DeFrancesco, Lando Norris, Ferdinand Habsburg and Jehan Daruvala to the Macau Grand Prix of 2017. He started in 19th place and finished in 16th for the qualifying race. For the main race, he finished in 10th behind Tadasuke Makino.

For the following year, Jehan was retained by Carlin once more. For this season, he won Spa-Francorchamps’ first race. Throughout the 30 races, he finished on the podium 5 times earning 136.5 points. This placed him 10th behind Enaam Ahmed. Daruvala qualified 19th, meaning he started there for the qualifying race, where he finished in 17th. He moved up to 12th in the standings for the main race, finishing behind Prema driver, Guanyu Zhou.

Also during 2018, he competed in GP3, competing for one round, replacing Niko Kari. He drove for MP Motorsport in the Abu Dhabi round, achieving 19th and 13th.

For 2019, he was brought into the newly merged Formula 3 series with Prema Racing, driving alongside New Zealander Marcus Armstrong and Russian Robert Shwartzman. He won twice, once in Barcelona and the other at Le Castellet. Jehan finished 7 times om the podium, however it was not enough to hold back Marcus to take 2nd place on the final round. He was competing for the title throughout the season with Robert Shwartzman, but with an unfortunate result on race 2 of Sochi and Marcus gaining 2nd, he took the position. Therefore, Daruvala finished 3rd in the standings, with the Prema team having 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Jehan Daruvala in Spa-Francorchamps 2019 with Prema Racing

FIA Formula 2 Championship
Jehan Daruvala was confirmed to be driving with Carlin, driving alongside Yuki Tsunoda. He would be making his debut for Formula 2. At the same time of his announcement, it was told that he would be driving in the Red Bull Academy, joining many familiar names like Jüri Vips and Liam Lawson.