Last update: August 25, 2022, 7:59 PM HST
Indian driver Jehan Daruvala heads to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend hoping his Prema Racing team have moved on from their recent struggles as the Formula 2 championship returns from the summer break for its Belgian round .
The 23-year-old, who opened the season with a streak of five podium finishes in six rounds, and team-mate Dennis Hauger suffered a string of meager results in the races leading up to the summer break as Prema suffered a lack confusing pace. .
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But after recharging his batteries during the break and analyzing with Prema the team’s struggles, three-time F2 winner Daruvala is ready to hit the reset button and hope to be back in the fight at the front.
Daruvala said: “I can’t wait to get back in the car and get back to racing. I had a great break at home with my family and friends and I feel rested, rejuvenated and ready to go. The races preceding the summer break did not go as planned. But we’ve worked hard to figure out why and I can’t wait to see what we can do this weekend.
The 7 km long Spa-Francorchamps track, one of the most historic and fearsome circuits on the calendar, is Daruvala’s favorite place.
The Red Bull-backed racer won there in 2018 while racing in European Formula 3 and followed that up with a podium finish in the FIA F3 Championship the following year.
This weekend will only be the second outing for Daruvala around the track in Formula 2 machines.
The series will race as a support event for the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix.
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