Indian sports wrap, April 15: Jehan Daruvala bags first points in Formula E

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After troubled start to season, Jehan Daruvala bags first points in Formula E

India’s Jehan Daruvala has scored his first points in Formula E after enduring a troubled start to his rookie season in the all-electric racing series.

Daruvala, who came to Formula E after four mixed seasons in Formula 2, finished ninth in race two here of the Misano E-Prix on Sunday to collect two points for Maserati MSG Racing.

His previous results in the FIA World Championship status series included two retirements besides a 16th, 20th, 15th and 17th place finish.

The team entered the second race of the weekend after finishing on the podium on Saturday, with driver Maximilian Günther gaining third following the disqualification of Antonio Felix da Costa after a technical breach.

In Qualifying for Race Two, the 26-year-old narrowly missed out on the duels and started from 12th while Daruvala lined up 21st after failing to set a representative lap time in the session.

“It feels good to score my first points in Formula E. We were starting from the back row, but as a team, we decided on a strategy which we executed very well. “We stuck to our plans, our communication was clear, and it resulted in my first top 10 finish of the season. I’m very happy, and from here, the goal is to fight for more in the future.

“Even after six races, I’m learning all of the time, and I know that there’s still scope for me to learn from today’s race. Monaco is up next and it’s a circuit that I’ve had some success at before,” said Daruvala.


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