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.”
|08.10.||ArtLine Engineering: with own chassis on the FIA F3 EC grid|
On the penultimate race weekend of the 2015 season, at the Nürburgring, ArtLine Engineering made their FIA Formula 3 European Championship debut. While doing so, the Russian squad had to cope with a special challenge as they contested their first races in the series with a chassis designed by themselves. And they are determined to soon challenge the established manufacturer Dallara, with their ARTTech P315.
|27.09.||Felix Rosenqvist: Formula 3 title with a long run-up|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was the dominant driver in the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship: in the 30 races held so far, the 23-year-old Swede scored twelve victories, 21 podium finishes and 16 pole positions. As a reward for his most consistent season in Formula 3 to date, the 23-year-old was already crowned as the FIA Formula 3 European Champion with three races remaining.
|27.09.||Felix Rosenqvist is the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion|
Following his third win at the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit and his twelfth victory of the season, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was able to cheer really loudly: the 23-year-old is the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion.
|26.09.||Felix Rosenqvist wins – Charles Leclerc wraps up rookie title|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) also won the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race at the Nürburgring sprint circuit. The Swede won from Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam).
|26.09.||Tenth victory of the season for Felix Rosenqvist|
At the Nürburgring sprint circuit, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) scored an undisputed lights-to-flag victory and thus extended his lead in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings to 58.5 points.
|25.09.||Felix Rosenqvist unbeatable in qualifying in the Eifel|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) also turned out to be unbeatable in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit. In the Eifel, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship points’ leader secured his second and third pole positions of the weekend.
|25.09.||Felix Rosenqvist celebrates his 14th pole position of the season|
At the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit, Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:21.126 minutes) secured his 14th pole position of the season. The FIA Formula 3 European Championship points’ leader was 0.152 seconds faster than George Russell (Carlin, 1:21.278 minutes), who was classified second as the best-placed rookie.
|25.09.||Points’ leader Felix Rosenqvist ahead of two rookies|
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:21.400 minutes) had the best start into the penultimate race weekend of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. At the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit, the Swede posted the fastest lap time.