A proud moment for all Indians as 19-year-old Arjun Maini has joined the Haas Formula One team as a development driver. According to the India Today, on Thursday, at the Spanish Grand Prix, Maini said: “All of my racing to date has been with the focus of becoming a Formula One driver, and this opportunity puts me one step closer to my goal.”
NEWS: Haas F1 Team signs Arjun Maini as a development driver.
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He further added: “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.”
Meanwhile, team principal Guenther Steiner has also given a statement: “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.”
Current racers of Haas F1 Team are Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen. Arjun Maini has recently completed GP3 series with Jenzer Motorsport. In 2008, he became the youngest Indian to win a kart race abroad by winning the Malaysian Royal Kelatan Kart Prix.
In 2011, he won the J.K.Tyre Rotax Max National Karting Championship title in the Junior Max category.
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