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.”
|16.07.||Let’s meet... Jordan King|
In the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Briton’s Jordan King (Carlin) proved to be the best rookie. With 21 races of this year’s season contested, he has secured five podiums and holds sixth position in the championship – but still is waiting for his first win.
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon completes his triple victory|
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) had a perfect weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. In the 21st race of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year-old Lotus junior driver scored a closely-fought win from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam).
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon celebrates again – second victory in Moscow|
In the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) continued to improve his track record in Russia.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon claims further pole positions in Moscow|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) remains the fastest driver at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway near the Russian capital. In second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old Lotus Formula 1 junior driver claimed pole position for the 20th season round and the best starting grid position for race 21.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon wins first race in Moscow|
With his sixth victory of the season, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) made his comeback on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship winners podium.
|11.07.||Esteban Ocon unbeatable in Moscow qualifying|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam, 1:26.530 minutes) showed the best performance in first qualifying upon the debut of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. The French Lotus F1 junior driver was 0.619 seconds faster than British driver Jordan King (Carlin, 1:27.149 minutes), who ended up third. King’s compatriot Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:27.341 minutes) and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:27.361 minutes) claimed third and fourth place respectively.
|11.07.||Tom Blomqvist starts Moscow premiere with fastest time|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship started its first-ever weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway with fastest time for Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:26.969 minutes). Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam, 1:27.150 minutes) was classified second, 0.181 seconds down, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam, 1:27.243 minutes) and Jordan King (Carlin, 1:27.345 minutes) occupied third and fourth place respectively.
|09.07.||Let’s go east|
Premiere in Russia: the seventh meeting of the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship sees the actors competing at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway near the Russian capital for the first time.