Young Indian driver bags maiden pole position in Formula car race

Tuesday 21st July 2015 06:40 EDT

Rising Indian driver Jehan Daruvala has proved to be an ideal for the upcoming young ambitious Asian sportsmen, all around the world. He has bagged his maiden pole position in Formula car racing before slipping to finish third in race one in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series in Italy.

Racing in only his second event as a guest driver of the series, the 16-year-old Indian went fastest in qualifying at the Misano Adriatico circuit. The Mumbai boy mounted an attack on the third placed Romanov of Russia, soon passed him and sealed the final podium position behind British race winner Jack Aitken and Russian Matevos Isaakyan.

The Mumbai born star later said, "I am really happy with my pace this weekend and a big thank you to the team for a fantastic car. It has been tough racing against the very best racers at the top. I still have a lot to learn and also need to improve my race starts. I am positive about how things are working out and would like to thank Sahara Force India Academy and my family as well.

His next event will be at the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium as part of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series.

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