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.”
|17.05.||Italian Antonio Giovinazzi wins Grand Prix de Pau|
In a thrilling Grand Prix de Pau, Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) came out on top at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit at the foot of the Pyrenees.
|16.05.||Dennis also takes victory in second race at Pau|
Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) also claimed victory in the second race at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in the city of Pau, marked by entertaining action.
|16.05.||Jake Dennis scores his maiden Formula 3 race win|
In the seventh FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race, nobody was faster than Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), who scored his maiden race win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in the streets of Pau.
|15.05.||Two further pole positions for Jake Dennis|
|15.05.||Hockenheim: Markus Pommer excluded from results|
A fortnight later, the fourth race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season at the Hockenheimring had an epilogue for Markus Pommer (Motopark). Analyses of the fuel samples revealed that his fuel in first qualifying did not match the submitted reference fuel.
|15.05.||Jakes Dennis makes his mark – Brit claims pole position|
At the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit of Pau in the south of France, British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:21.795 minutes) was unbeatable in first qualifying and claimed pole position for the seventh race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|15.05.||Van Amersfoort Racing dominates Pau free practice|
The start of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship race meeting turned into a special challenge for the 34 young drivers, because at times, heavy rain fell over the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in Pau.
|14.05.||FIA F3 European Champion Esteban Ocon tests for Force India|
Esteban Ocon, the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Champion, was offered a very special opportunity this week. The 18-year old Frenchman had the chance to test the Sahara Force India Team’s Formula 1 car for a day. And he delivered in fine style in the test held at Barcelona’s GP circuit.