08.04.2013. Driver swap in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship: following Pascal Wehrlein’s (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) advancement to DTM, Michael Lewis is going to race the German’s Dallara-Mercedes entered by kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport from the coming race weekend at Silverstone.
Last year, US-American Michael Lewis raced for the Italian Prema Powerteam and finished eight in the championship. Now, the 22-year old who also contested the 2011 Italian Formula 3 Championship for Prema and finished the season as vice-champion is going to enter the Formula 3 European Championship on the second race weekend of the year. During the season kick-off, the economic-sciences student had to accept the spectator role but said: “I’m working hard on getting back behind the wheel as fast as possible. After all, I shouldn’t miss too many races if I want to become a factor in the battle for the title and the top positions.”
At Mücke, Lewis replaces Pascal Wehrlein who was informed just short before the season kick-off that he was nominated for the Mercedes-Benz DTM squad. So, the three races at Monza represented his Formula 3 European Championship farewell appearance. Following a race win and two second places, the vice-champion and best rookie of the 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series season left the most competitive young-driver series of the world as second-placed driver in the championship.
“I just can’t wait for getting back into the cockpit and contesting the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race weekend at Silverstone,” revealed Michael Lewis who is determined to score his first points, at the tradition-rich British circuit. “It’s really exciting to be back racing, this weekend, and I will give my very best. At the same time, I’d like to thank Team kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport and Mercedes-Benz for having offered me this opportunity.”
|19.10.||Auer wins final race of 2014|
Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) concluded his second year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with his third victory of the season.
|18.10.||A lights-to-flag victory for Tom Blomqvist|
With his sixth race win of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) moved up to second place in the drivers’ standings.
|18.10.||Max Verstappen wins, Prema Powerteam team champions|
With his tenth victory of the season, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort) extended his margin from rival Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin). In the battle for runner-up spot in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings, Verstappen is now in front with a margin of 13 points.
|17.10.||A pair of pole positions for Tom Blomqvist|
Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) got himself into a good position for the battle for second place in the final drivers’ standings.
|17.10.||Max Verstappen claims pole position at Hockenheim|
Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:32.002 minutes) set the fastest time in first qualifying and thus claimed pole position for the 31st season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|17.10.||Lucas Auer faster than Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen|
Only a few days after the tenth race weekend of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Imola, the young drivers are already back in action at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg.
|16.10.||Let’s meet... Sandro Zeller|
Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) has been racing for the team of his father Jo for many years and this year, he once again contests the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the wheel of the yellow Dallara-Mercedes. At the same time, the 22-year old Swiss also works as his own mechanic.
|15.10.||Still to be found: the 2014 Vice-Champion and the team-title winners|
This weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to contest the final race meeting of its 2014 season. At the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the spectators will witness the decision in both the battles for the vice-championship and the team title.