GP3: Arjun Maini finishes eighth

Troubled by mechanical issues, Arjun Maini didn't have a good week in the Round 4 of the GP3 series in Budapest.

"It was very unfortunate with the mechanical issues, but I did end up finishing the weekend off well," said Arjun Maini.   -  Special Arrangement

Arjun Maini finished off his weekend at Budapest on a positive note with an eighth place finish in Race 2.

Despite driving with good pace in the practice and qualifying sessions, mechanical issues resulted in Arjun not being able to complete the qualifying, as well as Race 1, on Saturday. Starting 18th in Race 2, Arjun made up 10 positions to finish eighth securing one point in Round 4 of the GP3 Series.

Arjun started his race weekend at Budapest finishing fifth in the free practice session on Thursday. He eventually qualified 13th due to mechanical issues with the car, after being in the top-five through most of the session. He had to pull out of Race 1, for the same issues on Lap 1 itself.

Race 2 began with Arjun 18th on the grid. He started well and gained a couple of places in the first two laps of the race. By the end of the eighth lap, Arjun had moved into 13th place with some very good overtaking. He continued this great run, and was eleventh with four laps to go. Maini finished eighth.

About the race weekend at Budapest, he said, “I have a lot of fond memories of Budapest last year, where I had got my first GP3 podium. The weekend began really well, and looked like we had the pace to do very well this weekend."

"It was very unfortunate with the mechanical issues, but I did end up finishing the weekend off well with the eighth place points-finish after starting near the back of the pack.”