Prema adds Jehan Daruvala to 2019 Formula 3 line-up

Jehan Daruvala will compete for Prema Racing in next year’s FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Daruvala, 20, has raced in European Formula 3 since 2017 and took a best of sixth in the standings, with two victories.

The Indian joins Ferrari protégé Marcus Armstrong at the team in the championship that will replace the GP3 Series in 2019.

“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.”

Added Prema chief Rene Rosin: “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.

“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.”