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.”
|30.10.||Another dose of Formula 1 experience for Esteban Ocon|
A week after having enjoyed his first taste of Formula 1 and convincing during his first outing in a Formula 1 car, the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) got back behind the wheel of an F1 racer.
|28.10.||Season review part 1: Prema Powerteam clinches all the titles|
As defending drivers’ and team champions, Prema Powerteam entered the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season as favourites and met the expectations: Prema driver Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam), a rookie, secured the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, won the rookie title – and together with his team-mates Antonio Fuoco, Nicholas Latifi and Dennis van de Laar he helped his team to also prevail in the team championship.
|24.10.||Esteban Ocon and Roy Nissany get their first taste of Formula 1|
Less than a week has gone by since the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season finale and already now, the first of the young F3 drivers have been offered the chance of demonstrating their skills at the wheel of Formula 1 vehicles.
|19.10.||Auer wins final race of 2014|
Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) concluded his second year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with his third victory of the season.
|18.10.||A lights-to-flag victory for Tom Blomqvist|
With his sixth race win of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) moved up to second place in the drivers’ standings.
|18.10.||Max Verstappen wins, Prema Powerteam team champions|
With his tenth victory of the season, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort) extended his margin from rival Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin). In the battle for runner-up spot in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings, Verstappen is now in front with a margin of 13 points.
|17.10.||A pair of pole positions for Tom Blomqvist|
Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) got himself into a good position for the battle for second place in the final drivers’ standings.
|17.10.||Max Verstappen claims pole position at Hockenheim|
Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:32.002 minutes) set the fastest time in first qualifying and thus claimed pole position for the 31st season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.