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Arjun Maini qualifies in third place

India’s Arjun Maini qualified third for the feature race in the GP3 championship here on Friday.

Impressive show

The teenager, who became the first Indian to win a GP3 race when he took the sprint race in Barcelona, came up with an impressive performance to qualify behind pole-sitter George Russell and Nirei Fukuzimi.

Driving for Jenzer Motorsport, the Bengaluru-based racer was six-tenths shy off Russell and 0.4 tenths of Fukuzimi with a best time of 2:27.741.

The first race of the weekend will be held on Saturday evening with the reverse-grid sprint race on Sunday.

Maini, a developmental driver with Haas F1 team, is currently eighth in the championship with 37 points, 55 behind leader Russell.