Daruvala makes history with podium finish

Jehan Daruvala made history as he became the first Indian to score a podium in the FIA European F3 championship finishing second in Monza. 

Driving for Carlin, Jehan Daruvala topped the qualifying session for race one, with a time of 1minute 44.105 seconds, just 0.030 seconds ahead of team-mate and McLaren F1 junior Lando Norris, and Jake Dennis.   -  Special arrangement

Jehan Daruvala made history as he became the first Indian to score a podium in the FIA European F3 Championship finishing second in Monza. The 18-year old from Mumbai is in his first season in the F3 Championship, whose past graduates include current F1 drivers Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon. 

Jehan Daruvala becomes first Indian on pole in FIA F3 European C’ship

The Sahara Force India academy driver on Friday created history becoming the first Indian to score a pole position in the championship. Driving for Carlin, Daruvala got a clean start from pole position except for a small lock up into the first chicane and broke free from the pack and led most of the 30-minute race.

Teammate and McLaren junior driver Lando Norris who started second, slipped to fourth before staging a comeback and got past the Daruvala with six and half minutes left on the clock and took the chequered flag 0.6 seconds ahead of the Indian.

In the first round in Silverstone a fortnight ago, Daruvala bagged 13 points from three races and was eighth in the championship before this race Races two and three will be held on Sunday..