Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Update
   Congress MLAs do not allow any proceedings at Monsoon Assembly Session 2018; continue to agitate over to prioritised discussion of "Formalin Fish" issue. Speaker Pramod Sawant adjourns the house for the fourth time til 2:30pm   Congress MLAs continue their demand to discuss the 'Formalin Fish' issue; chaotic situation leads to adjournment of Monsoon Assembly session till 12:45   Speaker Pramod Sawant again adjourns the assembly session till 12:30 pm   Chaotic situation on first day of Goa Monsoon Session 2018; speaker Pramod Sawant adjourns session till 12 noon   Goa Monsson Session 2018 beings, Congress MLAs aggressively demand discussion on Formalin Fish issue on priority. Speaker Pramod Sawant asks MLAs to discuss issue during Calling Attention   12-day Goa Monsoon Session 2018 begins today. Congress moves adjournment motion to discuss 'formalin fish' issue, likely to boycott assembly session if not given enough time for discussion.   Fish imports banned for 15 days   Valpoi students accused of stealing cell phones from vehicles   Session begins today; Parrikar braces for rough weather   New diocesan team to tone down “distasteful” sacred music   Police charge sheet Babush in rape case   Ban welcome; time now to ban outside fish agents: Churchill

F3 podium for Jehan in season opener at Pau

15th May 2018, 02:49 Hrs


the goan I network

PANAJI

Sahara Force India Academy racer, Jehan Daruvala began his 2018 campaign in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with a podium in Race 3 of the season opener. Jehan created history last year, when he became the first Indian ever, to win a race in the FIA F3 European Championship when he dominated and won at Nuremburg in Germany.

The first round of the 2018 season was held on the famous street circuit of Pau in Southern France. Jehan qualified just 0.29 seconds off the quickest, but the extremely competitive grid meant that Jehan would start seventh. In the next qualifying session, Jehan was supremely quick. He was all set to bag pole position but a slower car in front of him meant Jehan was blocked and he qualified down in seventh and fifth for the remaining races.

The highlight of Jehan’s weekend was when he made a brilliant start from fifth on a completely wet circuit, in Race 3. The Indian teenager climbed two places before corner 1 and thereafter made no mistakes in the treacherous conditions around the tight street circuit. Jehan was comfortable in third, when the race was stopped 13 minutes before schedule due to the un-drivable wet conditions, sealing Jehan’s podium.

Earlier in the weekend, Jehan had a poor start for Race 1 and lost a couple of places before climbing upto seventh. A mechanical failure with the suspension, due to no fault of his own, saw Jehan retire from the race. Race 2 saw Jehan start seventh and ultimately finish sixth after another racer crashed.

Jehan’s podium in Race 3, popularly known as the Pau Grand Prix was the highlight of Jehan’s weekend which was otherwise compromised due to situations beyond his control. His pace has been right up there, in the series which is arguably one of the most important steps to Formula 1 and certainly one of the most competitive.

“I made a mistake in the first qualifying which cost me pole. In the second qualifying I was unfortunately held up which again cost me pole position. I am very happy with my pace, especially in the wet, I am now much more confident and up there. After all the things that went wrong, I am relieved with the podium this weekend. It’s time to put this behind me and continue working hard for the rest of the season,” said Jehan.

Round 2 of the championship will be held at the Hungaroring F1 circuit in Hungary in early June.

Top News

"DISCUSS FORMALIN FISH ISSUE FIRST, THE REST CAN STAY"

Congress MLAs agitate, demand discussion of Formalin Fish Issue; Speaker adjourns the house Read more

Fish imports banned for 15 days

Spooked by formalin controversy, govt issues notification imposing a ban on storage, distribution and sale of fish brought from outside the State for consumption in Goa until Aug 3 Read more

Valpoi students accused of stealing cell phones from vehicles

Picked the art of unlocking two-wheeler seats from social media clips Read more