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Up and Down Results in 2018 ‘Hard to Understand’, says Jehan Daruvala

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Jehan Daruvala - Carlin Motorsport - Silverstone
Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer

Jehan Daruvala admitted his Silverstone weekend was tough, particularly on the back of the strong FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend he had at Spa-Francorchamps just three weeks ago.

The Carlin racer was one of the winners in Belgium but could only muster two points for ninth place in race one at Silverstone, with his final two races seeing him finishing fifteenth and twelfth respectively as he dropped to eighth in the standings.

Daruvala admitted it was not clear to why he and most of his team-mates struggled across the weekend, with only Sacha Fenestraz able to score some decent results across the three races.

“It’s been quite tough, not really sure why,” said Daruvala to The Checkered Flag.  “We’ve had one car good at Spa, which was me, and one car good here at Silverstone. It’s been quite up and down for us, but we just need to work harder and be better in the next round.

“It’s hard to tell, we don’t understand it, it’s hard to understand from the outside as well. We’re digging deep and going to try and be better in the next races.”

The next round comes this weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, but Daruvala admits he does not know whether he will be quick or slow, such is the variations in performance from all Carlin cars and drivers in 2018.

“To be honest I really don’t know what to expect,” admitted Daruvala.  “I could turn up there and be fast or I could turn up and be slow. 

“At the minute I’m not too sure, I feel I’m driving pretty well, a lot better than I was last year but the results are not showing that.”

Daruvala has long been backed by the Sahara Force India F1 Team and runs in their colours, but the recent acquisition of the team by the consortium led by Lawrence Stroll has left the Indian racer unsure to whether his future will continue to be supported by the Silverstone-based outfit or not, with talks set to take place over the coming weeks.

“The people are on summer holiday right now, so I’m not really sure of the situation,” said Daruvala.  “The team obviously, the Stroll’s have bought over it, but I think in the next coming weeks I’m going to have meetings with them regarding my future with the team.”

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