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.”
|28.11.||Stroll selected for Williams Young Driver Development Programme|
Formula 1 Team Williams Martini Racing has appointed the Canadian driver Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam) as member of their Young Driver Development Programme. For Stroll, this deal represents another step on the way to making his dream of becoming a Formula One driver come true. In his first season of participating in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old finished fifth and in 2016, he wants – in addition to executing his duties as Williams development driver – to try to win the FIA Formula 3 European Championship trophy.
|26.11.||FIA announces nominees for 2015 Action of the Year award|
For the 2015 FIA Action of the Year award, motor sport fans around the world can watch and vote for their favourite action from the FIA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Championships this year. The clip nominated for FIA F3 European Championship competes against videos from Formula 1, WRC, ERC, WEC, WTCC, World RX, Formula E and Karting.
|24.11.||Season review: Carlin|
The British Carlin squad contested the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with three Dallara-Volkswagen single-seaters that were raced by the two rookies George Russell and Callum Ilott as well as Tatiana Calderón. With a race win, 17-year old Briton George Russell secured the team’s best result.
|22.11.||Super Swede: Felix Rosenqvist doubles up in Macau|
Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam) crowned an already great season, in which he won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, in perfect style by winning the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix – FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup. With victory in the race, covering 15 laps of the 6.120 kilometres long Guia Circuit on the streets of Macau, Rosenqvist doubled up after his success from the previous year, becoming only the second back-to-back Macau Grand Prix winner in the Formula 3 era after Edoardo Mortara in 2009/2010. “It gets better every time, I guess,” Rosenqvist said after the finish. The best-placed Macau rookie, Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) shone with some spectacular overtaking manoeuvres and also led the race, but eventually had to make do with second place. Brit Alexander Sims (Double R Racing) finished in third place.
|21.11.||First job completed: Felix Rosenqvist wins qualification race|
Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam) has made the first step towards his goal for this weekend of winning the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup in Macau for the second consecutive time. In the qualification race on Saturday afternoon, covering a distance of ten laps of the 6.120 kilometres long Guia street circuit in Macau, the Swede was second across the line, but was handed victory as Italian Antonio Giovinazzi (Carlin with LC8.com) incurred a 20 seconds’ time penalty as a drive-through substitute for having caused a collision on the opening lap.
|20.11.||Felix Rosenqvist claims pole for Macau qualification race|
Repeating his pole-winning performance from last year, Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam, 2:10.474 minutes) ended up fastest in qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix – FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup. With a time of 2:10.474 minutes, the Swede, defending Macau champion, set the fastest time of the weekend so far around the 6.120 kilometres long Guia street circuit in Macau.
|19.11.||Rosenqvist tops the time sheets of first Qualifying|
28 drivers with 18 different nationalities, representing 13 teams from seven countries, with four different engine brands have assembled in Macau for this weekend’s FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, the undisputed highlight of the 62nd running of the Macau Grand Prix weekend.
|17.11.||Macau GP grid features a big proportion of FIA F3 EC drivers|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship will be represented by 23 drivers on the Macau GP grid. One of them is the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion, Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam), who already won the 2014 edition of the prestigious event. The most important Formula 3 race in the world will be contested on 22nd November in the former Portuguese colony Macau, located a one-hour ferry trip from Hong Kong.