Jehan Daruvala was pleased with his first-ever F1 test at Silverstone with McLaren as he is now eligible for superlicense points.

Red Bull junior Daruvala completed his first-ever F1 test at Silverstone circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday with McLaren where he drove the MCL35M – the team’s 2021 car. The Indian driver completed 130 laps across the two days of running.

It was a trouble-free run for the Indian. Physically it was hard but manageable from his end, as Daruvala completed a mix of high-fuel and low-fuel run on different compounds. “I really enjoyed my first time driving a Formula One car,” he said, with the car featuring a plain McLaren livery with the sticker of Mumbai Falcons.

“I felt immediately at home and while it was physically more demanding than anything I have driven in the past, I didn’t have any issues with my fitness. As a result, we were able to work through the run plan well and complete everything we had mapped out. We did a mixture of high-fuel long runs and as well as shorter, low-fuel runs on different tyre compounds.

“That gave me a good understanding of how teams operate on an F1 weekend. Overall, I’m very pleased with how the two days went, how I coped and the mileage we were able complete. I felt I was able to push closer to the limit with every lap and I can’t wait to drive one of these cars again,” summed up Daruvala.