Jehan Daruvala will drive a Components One automotive for the primary time when he checks final yr’s McLaren at Silverstone this week as a part of his bid to turn out to be the third Indian to race on the pinnacle of motorsport.

The Crimson Bull junior driver, third within the Components Two standings and already certified for a Components One tremendous licence, can be behind the wheel on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“That is nothing associated to me getting a drive subsequent yr in Components One,” he informed reporters on Monday.

“However I’ve acquired this chance to be in an F1 automotive and do nicely and if I do get the chance I need to be prepared.”

Daruvala is the very best positioned Crimson Bull junior in F2 however is in his third season and progressing up the ladder seems to be tough for the 23-year-old.

Crimson Bull’s principal F1 group have world champion Max Verstappen and Mexican Sergio Perez on multi-year offers whereas sister group AlphaTauri have confirmed Frenchman Pierre Gasly for 2023.

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda, a Honda protege, can also be more likely to stay.

Final yr’s Components Two champion, Australian Oscar Piastri, has but to safe a race seat however is Alpine reserve driver with the Renault-owned group assured he can be racing someplace in F1 subsequent season.

India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok raced in Components One by one when it was simpler for these bringing sponsorship to safe a seat.

Daruvala, a ‘One in a Billion’ discover in a contest arrange by tycoon Vijay Mallya and the now-defunct Power India group, might be one of the best his nation has produced but nonetheless have much less likelihood of constructing it.

He informed Reuters earlier this yr that 2022 was a make or break yr and he wouldn’t surrender on his dream.

“I don’t see why if I win the championship and am probably the most profitable Crimson Bull junior why I can’t get a seat sooner or later,” he stated.

“Components One is my dream and even when there’s a 5% likelihood of me going to F1 I’ll await that chance.”

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