New Delhi, Jan 12 (Agency) The backers of X1 Racing League franchise Mumbai Falcons will field an all-Indian team in the upcoming 2021 F3 Asian Championship, which kicks off on January 29-30. Indian F1 hopeful Jehan Daruvala will lead the charge for the team, along with Kush Maini. Read on to find out more.
• Jehan Daruvala and Kush Maini will race for the all-Indian team, • Prema will offer technical support.
After competing in the inaugural season of the X1 Racing League, Mumbai Falcons will be moving up to international racing, fielding what will be an all-Indian team in the 2021 F3 Asian Championship. Autocar India has learnt that Jehan Daruvala will join Kush Maini at the team. Daruvala, of course, just recently completed his maiden F2 season on a high note by securing his first-ever win in the series in Bahrain. Those finishing in the top five of the F3 Asian Championship are eligible to earn FIA Super Licence points. The Super Licence, of course, is necessary for those who want to compete in Formula 1; so this outing should help Daruvala as he looks to make the step up to the pinnacle of racing.
It is understood that Italian racing team, Prema will support Mumbai Falcons’ F3 Asian Championship outing. Daruvala has close ties with the team, since he competed with them in the inaugural Formula 3 season back in 2019, finishing third overall in the championship. Mumbai Falcons will also announce an Indian Team Principal in the coming days. Of course, this isn’t the first Indian team to compete in the F3 Asian Championship; M-Sport fielded a team under the Indian flag for select rounds in 2019 with Indian racer Akash Gowda.