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Jehan 6th in Champions Cup

Sahara Force India Academy driver, Jehan Daruvala, from Mumbai finished sixth in the finals of the Champions Cup after starting on pole position.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2012 01:04 IST

Sahara Force India Academy driver, Jehan Daruvala, from Mumbai finished sixth in the finals of the Champions Cup after starting on pole position. The 14-year-old Jehan won his first heat with ease on Sunday and it ensured he started the pre-final on pole.

He had a bad start for the pre-final and slipped to third. However, he soon made some good overtaking manoeuvres to get back into the lead.

While leading comfortably, Jehan damaged his reed valve towards the end. This led to loss in power and he was unable to hold off the fast-charging European champion, Alessio Lorandi, and Jehan finished second. The finishing order of the pre-final decided the starting grid for the 16-lap final. Jehan slipped to third at the start, but regained his track position. So close was the grid that over the next six corners he lost seven positions to fall to eighth. With very few laps left, Jehan could only overtake two drivers to finish sixth.