American racer Michael Lewis will rejoin the FIA European F3 Championship this weekend as he steps in to replace Pascal Wehrlein at Mücke Motorsport.
Lewis previously competed with Prema Powerteam in the European Championship 2012, finishing 9th overall, taking three podiums along the way.
The 22-year-old was also registered for the F3 Euro Series last year, during which he collected one win and seven podium finishes to finish 8th in points.
Assuming the seat of DTM-bound Wehrlein, Lewis believes there is plenty of potential in his partnership with Peter Mücke’s famed team. “It is a great honour to be with kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport.
“There is a history of success that Peter Mücke and his team have built, so it gives me great confidence to know I am driving for a very established team. My goal is to go out and win races. With the strong support of kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport, this goal can be achieved.”
Lewis added: “It is exciting to finally get back in the car for the second round at Silverstone and start scoring some points. I am ready to give all of my effort for the next event, and I would like to thank kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport and Mercedes-Benz for this opportunity.”
The second round of the FIA European F3 championship gets underway at Silverstone this weekend, with the opening practice sessions and qualifying on Friday and the first two races running on Saturday.
The final race of the weekend is set for Sunday morning. All races will be streamed live from www.fiaf3europe.com