Kush Maini will follow in the footsteps of older brother Arjun by driving for Lanan Racing in BRDC British Formula 3 this year.
Arjun Maini finished runner-up in the championship’s predecessor BRDC Formula 4 in 2014 after battling George Russell for the title, when both were driving for Lanan.
The younger Maini, 17, has spent the past two seasons racing in Italian F4, finishing seventh in the 2017 standings while racing for Jenzer – the same team that Arjun was racing for in GP3.
He was previously strong in karts, with second place in the 2013 WSK Euro Series and third in the WSK Master Series followed by fourth place in the 2014 world championship at KF Junior level.
?We are very pleased to confirm Kush Maini as one of our drivers for the 2018 BRDC British F3 Championship,” said team boss Graham Johnson.
“We?ve already started a comprehensive test and development programme so he can learn the British circuits ahead of the season and he?s showing a lot of potential.
“It?s great to be re-united with the Maini family, with whom we enjoyed a fantastic season in 2014, and we hope for more of the same in 2018.”
Lanan has won seven races since the introduction of BRDC British F3 in 2016, all of them with Toby Sowery.
?I?m really excited to be driving for Lanan Racing and in the BRDC British F3 Championship,” Maini said.
“Lanan has a history of success and based on the pre-season tests I?ve done, I?m highly confident about the season next year.
“Racing in British F3 was always an aim of mine and I?m looking forward to the challenges that will be presented to me in the 2018 season.”