- Jehan Daruvala [Copyright: FIA European F3 Series]

Jehan Daruvala enters for maiden Macau GP run

The Indian will compete in the event for the first time.

Jehan Daruvala has been named as one of the competitors to race in the 64th running of the famed Macau GP during November 16-19 weekend.

The Force India protege will compete for Carlin, with whom he contested the FIA European Formula 3 Championship as a rookie this season.

This will be the Mumbaikar's first attempt in the FIA F3 World Cup - being one of the nine rookie drivers entered for the one-off event, to be held on the streets of Macau.

Daruvala will be joined by the 2017 European F3 champion Lando Norris in the Carlin outfit, with Ferdinand Habsburg, Sacha Fenestraz and Devlin Defrancesco making it a five-car assault.

Elsewhere, Prema will field its F3 line-up of Maximilian Gunther, Callum Ilott, Guanyu Zhou and Mick Schumacher, while Motopark also has five drivers with Joel Eriksson, Marino Sato, Tadasuke Makino, Daniel Ticktum and Sergio Sette Camara. Full list can be found here.

The Indian is coming off from his first F3 season, finishing sixth overall having claimed his maiden outright win in Norisring, while he was ranked the second-best rookie behind Norris, with seven wins to his name.

Daruvala becomes the second Indian in recent time to race in the Macau GP, after countryman Arjun Maini competed in the event for the last two years in 2015 and 2016, finishing the races in 10th and 21st respectively.

With Macau GP being the last event for Daruvala in 2017, the Indian is already working towards 2018 - as he focuses himself to decide between staying in F3 or making a switch to GP3 Series.

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