Arjun Maini, the 17-year old lad from Bangalore finished in the top 10 at Round 4Ā of the FIA European Formula 3 series held at Monza, Italy. He addedĀ another point to his championship total while maintaining his overall position at 13th. 35 drivers from 17 countries are participating in the championship which isĀ the highest level of junior formula racing in the world.
So far it’s been a mixed bag for Arjun Maini in the series. At Race 1, despite a difficult start, he managed to overtake sixĀ positions and finish in 10th place. Race 2 was red flagged before the 75 per centĀ markĀ and itĀ witnessed two flips. Due to Tatiana Calderonās crash, Arjun dropped further down the grid andĀ finished 20th.Ā OnĀ the third race, a few more events occurred which resulted in the race being red flagged just after threeĀ laps.
Arjun Maini though seemed optimistic about his status in theĀ championship as he saidĀ that he was “happy to have been one of the few drivers to bring the car home without any significant damage.”
He further added,”Iām a little disappointed that Race 3 was called off so early. In truth the weekend hasnāt been the best for me and I was looking forward to working on my race craft. I hope we donāt have further races such as these in the future. These first few races have been an eyeopener for me and I now look forward to spending some time back home before the second part of the championship begins in Spa. . .Ā Iād like to thank my sponsors, JKĀ Tyre and my Van Amersfoort Racing team for all the work they have done for me.ā
The championship will resume from June 20, 2015 at theĀ historic Spa Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium.