The FIA Formula 2 driver, Jehan Daruvala has inked an exclusive representation contract with India’s leading fully integrated sports marketing company, Meraki Sport & Entertainment.
Daruvala made history by becoming the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race in 2020, defeating F2 champions, Mick Schumacher and Daniel Ticktum at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Speaking about the association, Jehan said, “2022 is the biggest year in my career thus far, and all my efforts will be focused on becoming the first Indian to win the Formula 2 championship. I am delighted to have Meraki as a part of my team and I look forward to their expertise in leveraging my on-field performance, off-field, and to build a culture of motorsport into our country’s sporting fabric”.
Daruvala, who was born in Mumbai, began karting at the age of ten in 2008. The 23-year-old currently drives for Prema Racing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He was a Force India F1 team protégé after winning one of three ‘One in a Billion hunts’ organised by the team in 2011. Currently, he is a member of the Red Bull Junior Team.
Shantanu Ugrankar, Head – Strategy & Planning, Meraki Sport & Entertainment, said, “Jehan represents the aspirations of a billion people as India’s only F1 hopeful. His determination and perseverance epitomize the India of today, and we are excited to have him on our roster. Our focus will be to enhance brand Jehan, by leveraging his popularity & creating synergies with brands authentic to his personality. We also believe Jehan will play a pivotal role in catalysing the growth & consumption of the sport in India.”
Meraki’s roster includes Komalika Bari, Ajai Singh Rana, Srihari Natraj, and Palak Kohli, among others.