Lanan Racing’s Kush Maini secured third place in the BRDC British F3 Championship standings at the season finale at Silverstone, and the Indian admits he’s happy with his final position, and learned a lot in the process.
Maini scored a win at Rockingham in just his second weekend in the series, and stood on the podium on eight occasions across the year with five third places and two seconds in addition to his sole victory.
“The first half of the year was really good,” the Indian commented. “The highlight has to be the win, but there’s also been a couple of podiums that were right up there too. We slacked a bit in the second half of the season, but even with a tough end of the year I’m happy to finish third.”
The 18-year-old backed up his results with strong pace too; he claimed two pole positions through fastest race laps, and demonstrated strong race-craft as well, earning a total of 25 championship points for positions gained in the reverse grid races, the fourth highest in the field.
All of this was achieved despite him being new to the majority of the circuits raced at this year, and he admits that tackling those and the notorious British weather were among his toughest challenges.
“They were all different tracks, I’d never seen them before this year so everything was new, a new team as well so there was a bit of catching up to do.
“Then there were different weather conditions, so on some occasions it’s been damp and really wet on other occasions with different tracks. Just to adapt from one track to another and with the weather too, it’s been a challenge, but again the first half of the year was amazing and with eight podiums in my debut year, it’s not too bad. I’ve learned a huge amount this year.”
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