Here’s a fun, behind-the-scenes moment at PRI: Michael Lewis, Steve and Loretta’s son, won today at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium where he competes in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series. It was his first win in the series. (See photos below)
Driving his K&N Eibach sponsored Prema PowerTeam Dallara, Michael came to Spa-Francorchamps with high expectations for the next round of the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series.
He qualified Friday on the pole, which put him in the P1 position on the starting grid for the Saturday afternoon race at Spa-Francorchamps.
The race started today at 4 p.m. Belgium time in pouring rain wet conditions. Michael got a good launch from the start and led every lap, being followed closely the entire race by French driver Maxime Jousse.
At the moment, Michael is second in the overall Formula 3 Italia Championship Series and leading in the Rookie Championship.
Round 8 in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series will take place tomorrow (Sunday) morning at Spa-Francorchamps. Michael will start eighth because of the invert.
Michael’s sponsor lineup for 2011 includes Eibach Springs, K&N Engineering, SKF, GoPro, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Cometic Gasket, Bell Helmets, Subè Sports and Calico Coatings.
Please visit Michael's website at www.mjlracing.com.
A jubilant Michael Lewis celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series, where he is currently second in the overall standings and leading in Rookie Championship points.
Michael Lewis won his first race today in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series, racing in the rain at Spa-Francorchamps.