Arjun Maini makes return to Formula 2
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) J.K. Racing backed Arjun Maini will return to the FIA Formula 2 grid for the upcoming rounds in Austria and Silverstone. Having recently made his debut at the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans, Arjun’s decision will come as a surprise to many when he embarks on a two race stint with Spanish team Campos Racing.
Arjun will team up with Anglo-Korean Jack Aitken for a refreshed driver line-up in the main Formula 1-feeder series.
Commenting on the upcoming races, Arjun said: “As I have always stated, Formula One remains my ultimate aim. We made a decision to try something different this year and irrespective of the results, I believe it has worked for the best as my time in the Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 2 car has definitely helped prepare me for the future . I’m looking forward to these next few weeks and I hope I can put my best foot forward in both rounds.I know that joining mid-season without any testing is not easy for anyone but I am prepared to take on the challenge.”
Campos Racing, who are based in Spain, currently lie fourth in the championship with a total of 115 points. The team have a rich history in motorsport that dates back to 1997, while team founder Adrain Campos is considered a pioneer of motorsport in Spain, due in part to the fact that he became the country’s first Formula One driver in 1987.
The team has overseen a wealth of racing talent over the years, with two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso being the most notable.
Doing well in Formula Two is the easiest way to break into Formula One with the top three finishers from last year’s championship all racing in Formula One this year. Arjun, who in 2018 made his debut in the series will be looking to put himself back into contention for a full time seat come 2020 when he contests the rounds scheduled for the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Silverstone in the U.K.