Arjun Maini sits in fourth overall at his fourth place finish in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. But the best season of his career is still to come. The Indian driver has managed to end his DTM season in the top ten points, matching his record-setting performance. He’s now 18th in the drivers’ standings.
Arjun Maini’s karting career
Arjun Maini has achieved his fourth career-high finish at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters at the Hungaroring. The Indian has enjoyed a great start to his GP3 race and has seen success at the Asian Le Mans Series, too. He has already won his debut race in the Asian Le Mans Series at the Shanghai International Circuit. The team moved to DTM in 2021 . He then became a member of Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed. He was crowned as the most youthful Indian winning a race in the championship.
Arjun Maini’s race history is comprised of his father and brother participating in his father’s FIA Formula 3 Championship. His father has also raced in his own Formula India Single Seater Maruti Engine championship. When he was just 5years old, his father gave the first race car for him and convinced him to pursue motorsport. Chetan Maini, an Indian business magnate who created India’s first electric car. Now, he is an advisor for Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited.
The beginning of his racing career
Arjun Maini reaches career-best fourth position at DTM race in Spelberg, Germany: The 22-year-old Indian driver has a career-best place of fourth in the final round of the DTM championship. As a result of an earlier round penalty, Maini was able to qualify at seventh place, but had to start on the tenth position. Maini could start pitting for slick tires throughout the race, which was totally damp.
The young Indian racer comes from various racing histories. His racing career began in Formula 2 where he was developing driver for Haas F1 Team. In the following year it was his turn to switch to sportscar racing , and raced during the entire duration in the European Le Mans Series. For the 24 Hours of Le Mans He was among the top 15 places in the LMP2 category, however his team was forced to quit due to an issue with the mechanical.
He was a frequent visitor to Jenzer Motorsport
Arjun Maini has equaled his career best fourth in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Due to an earlier penalty this young Indian driver placed seventh in qualifying. He started the race on the tenth spot. Wet conditions turned out to be a benefit and he finished with a fourth position. The pitting began with 15 minutes left during the Pit Window and was able to make use of the slick tire. It was the heat that caused him to drop back to the P12.
Maini achieved a record-breaking fourth-place finish in 2017’s GP3 championship, but has also done well in his performance in the GP3 series. Maini has been a regular podium finisher throughout the GP3 series since joining the Sahara Force India team in 2012. After a fantastic start to the GP3 career, Maini managed to take the win at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Maini has managed to achieve podium results throughout the GP3 series for three consecutive seasons.
His experience with Mercedes-AMG Performance Team GetSpeed
Arjun Maini is the very first Indian driver who will compete in the DTM in 2021, is set to join Mercedes-AMG Performance Team GetSpeed. Arjun Maini, a former Haas F1 development driver is an established name in the Indian motorsport scene. Only 21 years old, he’s older. He will surely inspire budding motorsport talents in India due to his successes as a team driver as well as his racing background.
Arjun Maini, who has raced in single-seaters over a number of years intends to go up to F1. The 22-year-old has experience in Formula 2 and was a development driver for Haas. Jenzer’s Jenzer team also gave him a chance to compete in the GP3 series. He finished in fifth place the first time. After that, he was given the opportunity to participate in The 24 Hours of Le Mans.