Tag Archive: Michael Lewis

Sep 30

Championship Roundtable: Title Contenders Share Thoughts on Eve of Showdown

The close title chase isn’t their only common bond.

Just 20 points separate Colin Thompson, Michael Lewis, Angel Benitez Jr. and Sloan Urry entering the final two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on Oct. 2-3 at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

One point separates Thompson, Lewis entering finale after wild double-header at Austin

Colin Thompson leads Michael Lewis

https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs136/1112062458914/img/2442.jpgAfter 14 rounds and 630 minutes of racing, it all comes down to this with two rounds remaining in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Colin Thompson earns first career win with dramatic pass at Watkins Glen

Thompson held off Benitez by .108 of a second at the finish

Overall Watkins Glen 1Colin Thompson earned his first career Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama victory in wild fashion Friday at Watkins Glen International, passing championship rival Angel Benitez Jr. in the final turn.

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May 05

Lewis finishes successful homecoming sweep

“I’m happy with the result.” – Jesse Lazare

California native Michael Lewis completed a dream weekend in his first event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, winning both Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama races from the pole Sunday, May 4.

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May 03

Lewis wins pole on last-gasp lap at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Series rookie Lewis earned his first career pole

Michael Lewis won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA pole.It was impossible to tell during Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama qualifying May 3 that Michael Lewis was driving at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for just the third day in his life.

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May 01

Michael Lewis eager for rare home race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Driving race cars has taken Michael Lewis on a whirlwind world tour of road circuits from his native Southern California.

Aug 18

Triple victory for Marciello – Sims and Derani score maiden podium finishes

In six weeks, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship continues at Zandvoort

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

This weekend, things couldn’t have been much better for Italian Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam): at the 3.629 kilometres long circuit lay-out of the Nürburgring, he won all three races of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Aug 18

A perfect weekend for Raffaele Marciello

The Zürich-born Italian extended his lead in the drivers’ standings to 72.5 points

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

In the third race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 3.629 kilometres short circuit lay-out of the Nürburgring, Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) completed his perfect weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Michael Lewis the new Mücke driver

Driver swap in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoFollowing 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

“The FIA Road to Safety Programme really opened my eyes” – Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is a special character

Michael Lewis portrait face 20100429Flagworld - FIABorn in Laguna Beach (USA), Michael has seen a lot of the world, racing in the America’s, Asia and Europe. Being selected for the FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy was already an honour, but also opened his eyes to a whole new dimension of motorsport. With American ambition and European dedication, Lewis now carries out the message of safety and driver responsability to competitors in a variety of series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Michael Lewis scores first-ever Euro Series race win

Lewis (Prema Powerteam) was delighted with his maiden race win in the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.005 kilometres long Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia

Michael Lewis portrait face 20100429F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesAfter 14 race laps, the American crossed the finish line 0.643 seconds ahead of rookie driver Sven Müller (Prema Powerteam). Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) took the flag in third place. Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) remains on top in the drivers’ standings, the Spaniard finished seventh in the sprint race. Pascal Wehrlein moved up into second place. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) came out on top in an action-packed race at the 4.307 kilometres long Circuit Park Zandvoort

Daniel Juncadella wins turbulent race at Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort logoF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesBehind the Spaniard, who is also leading the drivers’ standings, William Buller (Carlin) finished second on a track that was drying out. Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) followed in third place and was also the best-placed rookie.

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Aug 25

William Buller wins five-lap race at Zandvoort

“I also keep my championship chances alive” – William Buller

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoBritish driver William Buller (Carlin) was victorious in the Formula 3 Euro Series sprint race at the 4.307 kilometres long track at Zandvoort in The Netherlands. A heavy downpour reduced the second race to a total of five laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Maiden season victory for Felix Rosenqvist

Fifth podium finish in two years of racing at Zandvoort

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoAt the venue of his biggest career success to date, Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) also scored his maiden season victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

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Jul 28

Two Euro Series drivers on top in the rain at Spa

About 20 minutes before the start of the race, rain started falling in the Belgian Ardennes.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSpa-Francorchamps logoCarlos Sainz (Carlin) won round twelve of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, which took place at the 6.968 kilometres long tradition-steeped track of Spa-Francorchamps today.

 

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Jul 27

Juncadella and Sainz claim podium at Spa

Carlos Sainz (Carlin), who, like Juncadella, is a regular from the Formula 3 Euro Series, finished third.

Spa-Francorchamps logoF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesDaniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) finished second in the first race at the 6.968 kilometres long Spa-Francorchamps circuit. As race winner Felix Serralles (Fortec Motorsport) hasn’t been registered for the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, Juncadella scores the maximum number of 25 points in the eleventh round of the FIA European Formula 3 European Championship.

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May 20

Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) concluded the Formula 3 Euro Series race weekend at the 1.929 kilometres long Brands Hatch Indy circuit with a victory.

Second success for Raffaele Marciello in the UK

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesBrands_HatchThus, the Italian won two of the three races held at the circuit near London. Second place in the race that also counted towards the FIA European Formula 3 Championship went to Briton William Buller (Carlin) from Michael Lewis (Prema Powerteam).

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Nov 04

Magione, Day 2: what they said

Second day of testing

Auto GP - Carmen JordáAuto GP - Facundo RegaliaAuto GP closed today in Magione its post-season promotional test: after a first day that saw 19 drivers go on track, also the second day of testing proved to be a success with 16 drivers behind the wheel of the Auto GP cars and some very interesting new entries, one of which came after a last-minute agreement: swiss racer Alex Fontana, the 2011 European F3 Open champion, was a welcome addition to an already very competitive field, driving with TP Formula.

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Nov 03

18 drivers in Magione for the first day of testing

18 drivers are on track today in Magione for the first day of the Auto GP promotional test.

Auto GPIt’s a really varied line-up for both what concerns experience and nationality, given that the Italian tarmac hosted drivers from seven different countries, with three Champions among them. Campos Racing went on track with the Italian Superstars Champion Alberto Cerqui and Facundo Regalia, F3 racer from Argentina.

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Jun 29

Mixed fortune for Formula BMW driver Michael Lewis at Valencia

For Rounds 5 and 6 of the Series

American driver Michael Lewis experienced mixed fortunes this past weekend as the Formula BMW Championship rolled into Valencia for Rounds 5 and 6. Michael and his two Eurointernational teammates, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat, were eagerly anticipating the opportunity to tackle this challenging street circuit located in the heart of the Spanish city. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Autocon flying the Star-Spangled Banner

Second trip in three years for Lewis’ squad

Autocon Motorsports return to Le Mans 24 Hours as the sole US representative in LMP this year. Team owner/driver Michael Lewis-– splitting time with Tony Burgess and Bryan Willman next week – took time out of his busy schedule to speak to lola-group.com about the teams aims for the coming week at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lola 7 day countdown!

Autocon: Flying the star spangled banner

Autocon Motorsports return to Le Mans as the sole US representative in LMP this year. Michael Lewis took time out of his busy schedule to speak to lola-group.com about the teams aims for the coming week at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

American Michael Lewis adapts quickly

To famous Formula 1 Hungaroring circuit at Formula BMW collective test

On his inaugural visit to the legendary Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, Hungary, Michael Lewis got up to speed quickly at the Formula BMW Collective Test Session on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25 and 26, by setting the fastest time at one of the four sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

American Michael Lewis earns four podiums

In Malaysia at Formula BMW Pacific Series event 

Young American Michael Lewis had a stellar performance this past weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, by appearing on the podium for all four rounds of the Formula BMW Pacific series event. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Stunning Tunjo saves the day

For Malaysia’s Meritus Grand Prix

Colombian racing sensation Oscar Tunjo showed just what he is made off as he stormed from the back of the grid in both  Oscar Tunjoraces at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today to finish sixth in the afternoon and evening sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Michael Lewis sponsor team set for 2010 Formula BMW Europe season

A strong contingent of primary and associate sponsors have made the commitment

The sponsors will join American Michael Lewis as he competes with the Eurointernational team in the 2010 Formula BMW Europe series, which kicks off in just one week at Barcelona, Spain, May 8–9. All of the 2010 Formula BMW Europe race events will be held in conjunction with Formula 1 race weekends except Rounds 3 and 4 in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Lola updates: The 2010 LPM and Autocon Q&A

All in advance of Winter Test and season-opener at Sebring

Lola is pleased to release details of its much anticipated development upgrades to the successful LMP1 and LMP2 designs. The newly titled B10/60 LMP1 Coupe sees significant upgrades in both mechanical and aerodynamic areas. The Lola LMP cars are set to race on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010, as well as at the 78th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

EFCN Top-10: Formula BMW Americas (+photos)

2009 was certainly a breakout season for EuroInternational’s Giancarlo Vilarinho

  
Giancarlo Vilarinho won a series-high seven wins in his second season of Formula BMW competition. The Brazilian having shown good speed at times in his rookie campaign, took a big jump forward in his second-year of Formula BMW Americas competition, becoming the driver to beat for the majority of the season.

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Nov 11

Autocon’s 2010 prototype program still in flux

Lewis says team definitely will be back for next season

Autocon Motorsports’ 2010 American Le Mans Series season already was going to have a different look with longtime competitor Chris McMurry stepping out of the cockpit. Team owner Michael Lewis said Monday that there may be more changes afoot. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

McMurry steps away from full-time racing schedule

Amid the hoopla of Gil de Ferran’s retirement

Following the Monterey Sports Car Championship presented by Patrón, another driver quietly exited the stage after building an impressive array of results in his American Le Mans Series career. On the podium following the race, emotions for AutoCon Motorsports were particularly high as Chris McMurry bid farewell to full-time racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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