Indian driver Arun Maini wins GP3 series race
Q. Which Indian driver became the first to win a GP3 series race?- Published on 16 May 17
a. Arun Maini
b. Arjun Maini
c. Karan Chandhok
d. Karun Chandhok
ANSWER: Arun Maini
The 19-year-old Motorsports’ Indian driver, who drives for Jenzer Motorsport, has become the first Indian to win a GP3 Series (a feeder series to GP2) race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Arjun Maini is supported by JK Racing and TVS.
This victory has moved Arjun Maini into third place in the driver’s championship standings after completion of the first round of the eight-round GP3 series.
He has 23 points. Nirei Fukuzumi of Japan leads the championship standings with 29 points, followed by Alessio Lorandi of Italy with 25 points.
This is the third instance that the Indian National Anthem was played during an F1 weekend with the first two played after Karun Chandhok’s two wins in GP2.
GP3 rounds are held as support events during F1 Grand Prixs.
GP3 is a single seater motor racing series which was launched in 2010 as a feeder series for the GP2 Series.