American racer Michael Lewis earns Ferrari take a look at on back of F3 victory

When this year’s Formula one young driver take a look at kicks off in Abu Dhabi, Alexander Rossi could also be the sole yank there, however he isn’t the sole young Yank along with his eyes on grand prix racing. And he isn’t the sole one set for an F1 take a look at, either.

Rossi is joined in his aspirations by fellow Californian driver Michael Lewis, who is scheduled to check for no less prestigious a team than Scuderia Ferrari. the chance is Lewis’ reward – organized between Ferrari and also the Italian racing body CSAI – for his achievements within the Italian F3 Championship, where he emerged as rookie of the year. He conjointly placed second within the overall standings behind series champion Sergio Campana, who are driving the 2009-spec Ferrari F60 alongside him at the Vallelunga circuit outside Rome.

Prior to Formula three, Lewis competed in Formula BMW each on this facet of the Atlantic and also the different. All the whereas, he is been operating towards a business degree at the Fullerton campus of California State University – a rarity in an exceedingly demanding field that always precludes aspiring racers from furthering their education. Press unharness when the jump.


Thanks to the prize instituted by C.S.A.I., the National Sporting Authority and Scuderia Ferrari, the Italian Sergio Campana, F.3 Italian Champion and also the yank Michael Lewis, Rookie Champion, can complete a full day of testing at the wheel of the Ferrari F60 Formula One.

The most exciting moment for the winners of 2011 Formula three Italian Championship is currently nearer.

Tuesday, November fifteen, in Roman racetrack “Vallelunga – Piero Taruffi”, the Modena Sergio Campana, Italian Champion and also the yank Michael Lewis, Rookie Champion, can sit behind the wheel of the Ferrari F60 Formula One for a full day of testing.

Also this year the Scuderia Ferrari and also the C.S.A.I., the sporting arm of the auto Club of Italy, assign a special prize to the most effective of the tricoloured series powered by Fiat Powertrain Racing.

An appointment born in 2008 and renewed for this year when it’ll once more provides a fabulous dream expertise at the tip of an exciting season, the forty sixth within the history of F.3 Italian Championship.

“The take a look at by that in cooperation with Scuderia Ferrari we tend to award the most effective drivers of our F3 championship – Angelo Sticchi Damiani, CSAI President, explains – may be a moment of nice satisfaction and unfinished pride for the Italian federation. Through the route drawn from Karting to Formula AciCsai Abarth and eventually in Formula three we’ve made public a series by that a young talent will follow an exact path addressed to professionalism. A path of growth and choice enhanced simply by the role that Ferrari, through Ferrari Driver Academy and Ferrari F.1 prize take a look at, held in cooperation with CSAI which makes our championships an unicum within the entire international scene”.

The wonderful award, previously assigned to the primary 3 drivers, this year has been reserved for the winner and also the best rookie of the Championship. Sergio Campana and Michael Lewis, who, however, has disputed the title of the Modena driver till a number of laps from the tip of the season ended last October sixteenth at Monza, can alternate throughout the day at the wheel of the Ferrari F60 with technical help of the Scuderia.

During the Prize take a look at, the CSAI can unveil the new Formula 3 Italian Championship that from next year are joined by a global series of eight events, six of which is able to be valid for the tricoloured series.

| within the image above: cluster photo at the tip of 2010 Ferrari F.1 PrizeTest: from the proper, Andrea Caldarelli (ITA) Angelo Sticchi Damiani (CSAI President), Stephane Richelmi (MCO), Cesar Ramos (BRA) |

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