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Behind The Scenes at PRI: Michael Lewis Wins At Monza
By John Kilroy on October 18, 2011

Here's a nice bit of new from behnd the scenes here at PRI: Michael Lewis, son of Steve and Loretta Lewis, won Saturday's race at Monza in the Formula 3 Italia series, earning him the Rookie of the Year title.

As part of being Rookie of the Year in the series, Michael earned a test drive with the Ferrari F1 team in November.

Michael won three races in the series this year, and came in second place in the overall championship. He drives for the PREMA Powerteam.

“It was a great feeling to win here at Monza as it is such a famous track with such wonderful history,” said Michael. “I made a great launch at the start of the race and was able to clear the first chicane without a problem so I kept my pace strong for the race. I could see that I had created space between me to the second-place car so all was working well. My PREMA Powerteam Dallara car was perfect the entire race. I owe this win and the success I had here so far at Monza to all the hard work done by my PREMA Powerteam crew. Also, my good friend Giacomo Ricci gave me some tips as to how to run the pace for the race. I did exactly as he wanted and it felt so good to see the checkered flag and to have this win at Monza. I was told during the television interview after the podium ceremony that I was the 2011 Rookie Champion and that I would soon be able to drive a Ferrari F-1 car. This was an unbelievable day and experience for me to win here at Monza.”

Michael Lewis celebrates his win at Monza, earning him the Rookie of the Year title and test with Ferarri F1.

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