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.”
|29.08.||Two days of testing as prelude for the Portuguese premiere |
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to hold its first Portuguese race meeting since it was revived. To be able to prepare for this premiere staged by the 4.653-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve located not far from Portimão, the teams are offered two official days of testing, held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
|28.08.||Antonio Giovinazzi to make his DTM debut|
As the sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, excluded Audi driver Timo Scheider from the DTM event at the Moscow Raceway for unsportsmanlike conduct, Audi lined up Antonio Giovinazzi, the current FIA Formula 3 European Championship leader, as replacement for the German.
|27.08.||FIA F3 EC impresses with international starting grid|
Within a short period of time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship gained the reputation to be a crucial step on the motor racing ladder for the future stars of the sport. In the 2015 season so far, drivers from 19 countries competed in the series, with the five drivers from the UK representing the biggest fraction. And now, the 20th nation is about to join the action.
|02.08.||Hollywood stars witness victory by Antonio Giovinazzi|
Heavy rain at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring dominated proceedings in the 24th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|01.08.||Felix Rosenqvist wins – Lance Stroll takes first podium|
In the first race of the weekend, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was still beaten by his team-mate Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), but he came out on top in the second race at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring.
|01.08.||Jake Dennis stays in front after thrilling finale|
In summerly temperatures at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, 20-year-old Brit Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) scored his fifth season win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|31.07.||Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi share pole positions|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was fastest in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring.
|31.07.||Prema drivers dominate Red Bull Ring qualifying|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:24.510 minutes) came out on top in first qualifying at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring and secured his ninth pole position in the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.