GP3 driver Maini joins Haas Formula One Team

Written by: Fanni váradi | Photo: Media Haas F1 Team

The 19 year old Indian driver is currently racing in GP3 for Jenzer Motorsport. He attended 14 races during 2016’s season in the series, when he finished 10th. His biggest achievement was his second place at the Hungaroring.

Hereto, he will have a role of Formula One as well, as the Haas Formula One Team indented him next to the 18 years old American Santino Ferrucci.

„It’s an honor to be part of Haas F1 Team’s driver development program. All of my racing to date has been with the focus of becoming Formula One driver one day, and this opportunity puts me one step closer to my dream. I am eager to learn, understand and experience how a Formula One team operates. Everything I learn can be used immediately in GP3 while preparing for my ultimate goal of Formula One.” said Maini.

The Americans confirmed, their new drivers will attend all the tests and races in their box and besides this, he is participating in the team’s simulator program.

Haas F1 Team’s principal Günther Steiner said „As Haas F1 Team continues to mature, we must look toward our future and develop potential talent. Arjun was successful in karting and has transitioned well to various Formula series and now GP3. We’ll keep a keen eye on his progress this year.”

Maini started his career with karting in 2007. He won the Asian Forma-BMW Super Six series in 2013 and finished second with four wins and 10 podium in British Formula 4 a year later. He continued his career in Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand before joining GP3 in 2016.


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