Highlights

  • 23-year-old will be driving the McLaren MCL35M, a hybrid F1 car
  • Daruvala will test the car on June 21 & 22 at the Silverstone circuit

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Daruvala is aiming to become the third Indian after Narain Karthikeyan & Karun Chandhok to race in Formula 1.

India’s Jehan Daruvala, a Red Bull Prema Racing Formula 2 driver, has bagged his debut F1 test drive with 8-time Constructor Championship winners McLaren.

The 23-year-old will be driving the McLaren MCL35M, a hybrid F1 car that competed in the 2021 Championship. He will test the car on June 21 & 22 at the Silverstone circuit.

Daruvala has been afforded the opportunity as part of McLaren’s Testing Previous Car initiative and even though he is a part of the Red Bull Junior Programme, he has got the go-ahead from his team to test with a rival F1 side.

The young Indian racer is currently third in Formula 2 Standings and is in the middle of his best season with five podium finishes from six rounds.

He is aiming to become the third Indian after Narain Karthikeyan & Karun Chandhok to race in Formula 1.

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