Maini will team up with Caio Collet and Alex Smolyar for the upcoming campaign.

The Indian racer will make his debut in the series after racing in Asian F3 last year and making his debut in the World Endurance Championship in the 6 Hours of Bahrain.

He is also the younger brother of former F2 driver Arjun Maini.

“I’m excited to join MP Motorsport for my first year in FIA F3”, he said. “In 2021, MP proved to be race winners and in the final standings they were the only FIA F3 team to have two rookies finish in the top-ten.

"This shows their ability to coach rookie drivers on their way to immediately performing well in the series. I can’t wait to get going for pre-season testing and the first round at Bahrain!”

MP Motorsport team principal Sander Dorsman added: “I’m pleased to welcome Kush to our FIA F3 team. In the past few years, Kush has proved himself extremely well at regional F3 levels, now it’s time for him to step up to FIA F3.

"I’m sure he will mix well with Alex and Caio, and we will do our best to help him shine during each of the nine race weekends coming up in the championship.”