Indian racer Arjun Maini creates history as he completes GP3 podium finish

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2016 20:26 IST
A file photo of Indian racer Arjun Maini. (PTI Photo)

Indian racer Arjun Maini created history when he completed his maiden GP3 podium finish in Hungary on Sunday.

Thanks to his second placed finish, the 19-year old became the first Indian to bag a podium spot since the series began in 2010.

Maini made his mixed debut in Silverstone two weeks ago where he finished 10th with a best lap of 1:33.873 seconds.

Going into qualifying on Saturday, Arjun finished in ninth with a best lap of 1:33.874 seconds after the session was red flagged when Steijn Schothorst of Campos Racing stopped on Turn 7.

Starting Race 1 in the same position, Arjun staved off the pressure from British racer Jack Aitken of Arden International to move up a place at the start of the race. He went on to clock a fastest lap of 1:36.844 seconds to start on reverse pole in Race 2 for the second time in two GP3 races.

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