The grid for the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship is starting to take shape with Jehan Daruvala joining Prema Racing.
After a two year stint in the now defunct FIA European Formula 3 Championship the Indian claimed eight podium finishes including two wins.
The Indian, made his racing debut in 2015 stepping up form karting to Formula Renault.
He paired his European endeavours with two successful seasons in the Toyota Racing Series.
“Jehan is definitely a promising prospect. We have known and respected each other for a while now and we are happy that all the dots finally connected to start what we expect to be a great relationship,” said Team Principal René Rosin. “He always impressed when he had the right chance in the past, and our goal will be to put him in the right position to express his full potential. We are confident that he will make great progress while providing us with valuable insight heading into the challenging season ahead.”
In addition to his past results, Daruvala will be bringing a great deal of experience including the outing he made at the end of the season in the GP3 Series.
“The new F3 series is going to be very exciting and a different experience for me,” said Daruvala. “Driving on an F1 weekend, on Pirelli tyres and an expected grid of 30 drivers, is going to be fun and challenging. I am extremely excited and proud to begin this journey with Prema and I am confident that we can achieve great results together. I would like to thank Prema for having the confidence in me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of this successful team.”