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.”
|19.12.||Season review part 9: Eurointernational shines in the highlight |
Santino Ferrucci, Michele Beretta and Riccardo Agostini as well as the two guest drivers Sérgio Sette Câmara and Stefano Coletti represented the colours of the Italian Eurointernational squad, on this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid. The three regulars scored a total of 36 points, thus securing ninth position in the team championship, for their squad. The fourth place secured by the only 16 year old young-gun Ferrucci in the season highlight at the Norisring represented the team’s best race result in the 2014 season.
|17.12.||Season review part 8: Jo Zeller Racing successful with girl power|
Swiss Team Principal Jo Zeller relied on the services of Tatiana Calderón and Sandro Zeller, this year. The Colombian, the only female driver on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid, succeeded in demonstrating her talent several times and together with her Swiss team-mate, she secured eighth position in the 2014 team championship, for Jo Zeller Racing.
|15.12.||Gustavo Menezes the first Carlin driver for the 2015 season |
The year 2014 is not yet over but US-American Gustavo Menezes already has wrapped up his future by signing a deal for the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 20-year old young gun with Brazilian roots will contest his second season on the grid of the planet’s most competitive young-driver series for the British Team Carlin.
|11.12.||Season review part 7: Fortec with solid season performance|
Fortec Motorsports started into the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with the driver line-up Mitchell Gilbert / John Bryant-Meisner but both drivers left the team, during the course of the season.
|08.12.||Season review part 6: Team West-Tec F3 with a good debut|
For the first time in the squad’s history, Team West-Tec F3 competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, this year. And despite the fact that engineer Mick Kouros and driver Félix Serrallés were the only ones with a significant amount of Formula 3 experience under their belts the team did a good job and at Spa-Francorchamps, they even came close to making it to the podium.
|05.12.||DTM tests for FIA Formula 3 European Championship aces |
Numerous world-class racing drivers can confirm that a Formula 3 cockpit represents an important stepping stone to a career in the highest motor-racing categories. Now, some of this year’s best FIA Formula 3 European championship drivers were offered the chance of demonstrating their skills at the pinnacle of touring-car racing: in joint tests of the three premium-car manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – the up-and-coming talents could test one of the 480bhp touring cars.
|04.12.||2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar published|
The world Automobile Association, FIA, has announced the dates for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The tour of the planet’s best up-and-coming racing drivers will make stops all over Europe.
|01.12.||Season review part 5: Carlin trio succeeds in shining |
The tradition-rich British squad Team Carlin entered the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with the driver line-up Jordan King, Edward Jones and rookie Jake Dennis. King secured seven podiums, with Jones and Dennis also making it to the top three.