Formula 2 race-winner Jehan Daruvala will race in Formula E next year for the Maserati team.
The 24-year-old Indian will be switching team allegiances since this year he was Mahindra’s reserve driver and was called up by them for FE’s rookie test in Berlin and for the rookie free practice session at the Rome E-Prix. He previously spent three years as a Red Bull Junior Team member.
Daruvala has been racing in F2 since 2020, spending his first two seasons with Rodin Carlin and picking up three wins, adding another win last year with Prema and then joining MP Motorsport for 2023. He is currently 12th in the standings with three podiums, and can finish no higher than 10th in the points table. He came seventh in 2021 and ’22.
“FE is a championship that I have admired for a long time, and after taking part in two test sessions, I’m very happy to have the opportunity to step up to a full-time race seat,” said Daruvala.
“From my experiences so far, the Gen3 car is completely unique to drive, but I’ve found it to be a very rewarding experience. I would like to thank James and Maserati MSG Racing for giving me this chance and I can’t wait to learn more about the car and get to know the team better in pre-season testing, before hitting the ground running in Mexico City in January.”
Reigning F2 champion Felipe Drugovich had been one of several drivers considered by Maserati for next season, having done the rookie test and practice session with them earlier this year, and the Aston Martin and McLaren Formula 1 reserve driver is reported to have recently been courted by other teams in F1 and IndyCar.