Tech 1 Racing signs 17-year-old Finn
30 December 2010 – Aaro Vainio will continue to race for Tech 1 Racing in 2011 but will move up the ladder as he joins the French team's GP3 squad. Vainio claimed five podium finishes for Tech 1 in Formula Renault 2.0 and is being managed by Nicolas Todt.
In 2010, Aaro took a big step forward in his career entering car racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Tech 1. Although he didn’t reach the top step of the podium, the 17-year-old Finnish driver ended the season in 4th place with three second places at Hockenheim and Barcelona under his belt. He was also the highest-placed rookie.
Aaro became European and World Championship runner-up in his first season in the strongest Karting category.