June 14, 2024 New York

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Rookie Jehan Daruvala On His Best Formula E Result Yet

Jehan Daruvala of Maserati MSG Racing showcased his skills at the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit, securing his best Formula E result with a seventh-place finish in Round 10. Starting from 13th on the grid, the rookie navigated the intense racing style to earn six valuable points.

Reflecting on his performance at the 2024 SUN MINIMEAL Berlin E-Prix weekend, Daruvala expressed satisfaction, stating, “It was a good race overall. Saturday was a good day as well, but we didn’t manage to score the points. Today, we converted it, so I’m happy!”

Daruvala highlighted his competitive race, mentioning, “We were fighting near the top-end the whole race, and then in the end, I did a good overtake to get seventh in the last corner. I feel like I’m making good steps and I’m looking forward to fighting at the sharp end for the rest of the season.”

Acknowledging room for improvement, the Indian rookie emphasized, “You can always do things better. I maximised my own race and I stuck to the plan. We had a great strategy. We executed everything well, took ATTACK MODE at the right time, and it all paid off, scoring some decent points.”

Daruvala shared insights into the challenges of Formula E racing, noting, “The racing style is super difficult. It’s very close, and there’s a lot of packing up going on, so you have to be aware in every single corner. All the drivers here at Formula E are at a super high level, and the goal is always to see the chequered flag and that helps score points as well.”

With his success in Berlin, Daruvala has amassed 10 championship points in his first 10 Formula E races, including a ninth-place finish in Misano. Despite facing challenges, such as a 20-place grid penalty in Misano due to a rear gearbox change, Daruvala has showcased his potential.

However, it was a different tale for Daruvala’s teammate, Maximilian Guenther, who endured a challenging weekend at his home race in Germany. Guenther suffered double retirements, starting with Round 9 where he was forced to retire due to damage to his front wing, affecting his steering.

In Round 10, Guenther faced power loss issues on the first lap, compromising his race. Although he showed promising pace, an incident similar to the previous day’s saw him retire once again, marking a disappointing weekend for the Maserati MSG Racing driver.

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