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Kush Maini to compete in FIA F3 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

The Indian racer has signed with MP Motorsport for his debut FIA F3 season.

Indian racer Kush Maini will make the step as much as FIA Formulation 3 (F3) this yr and has signed with MP Motorsport for his debut season.

The F3 championship is an F1 feeder sequence, giving younger drivers a transparent pathway to the head of motorsport.

  • Maini beforehand competed in British F3 and F3 Asia
  • 2022 F3 season kicks off on March 20 at Bahrain

Kush Maini to make FIA F3 debut

Maini has notable expertise racing in regional F3 championships. He completed second total within the 2020 British F3 championship and went on to compete within the 2021 F3 Asian Championship for Mumbai Falcons. The 21-year-old, backed by JK Tyre, will drive alongside Alexander Smolyar and Caio Collet at MP Motorsport.

“I’m excited to affix MP Motorsport for my first yr in FIA F3”, stated Maini. “In 2021, MP proved to be race winners and within the closing standings, they had been the one FIA F3 workforce to have two rookies end within the high 10. This reveals their capability to educate rookie drivers on their method to instantly performing nicely within the sequence. I can’t wait to get going for pre-season testing and the primary spherical at Bahrain!”

MP Motorsport workforce principal Sander Dorsman added: “I’m happy to welcome Kush to our FIA F3 workforce. Previously few years, Kush has proved himself extraordinarily nicely at regional F3 ranges, now it’s time for him to step as much as FIA F3. I’m certain he’ll combine nicely with Alex and Caio, and we are going to do our greatest to assist him shine throughout every of the nine-race weekends arising within the championship.”

The 2022 F3 season will run as a assist sequence for F1, with races set to be held on the identical weekends.

Kush Maini racing profession

After climbing up the karting ladder, Maini made his single-seaters debut in 2016, taking his first podium within the Italian F4 Championship. He then made the transfer to British F3 in 2019, ending third total that yr. 2019 noticed him change to the Formulation Renault Eurocup sequence (the place he completed sixth), however he returned to British F3 in 2020, this time ending as runners up.

After competing within the 2021 F3 Asian Championship alongside Jehan Daruvala, he additionally made his World Endurance Championship debut final yr on the 6 Hours of Bahrain.

In fact, racing runs within the Maini household. Kush’s older brother is none aside from Arjun Maini, who only in the near past signed with Mercedes-AMG backed workforce HRT for his second season within the DTM.

 

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