Next week at Vallelunga the Italian Formula 3 champion Sergio Campana and the series rookie of the year Michael Lewis will both have the chance to test a Ferrari F60 Formula 1 car, as part of the ongoing scheme to promote the Italian F3 championship and help Ferrari find young drivers. Lewis finished second in the series, with three victories to his name and only a few points behind Campana.
Lewis was recently named as a finalist for the FIA Young Driver Academy for 2012. The Californian driver began his racing career in quarter-scale midgets at Pomona in 2003, at the age of 13. He switched to karts in 2005 and raced in Europe in 2006 with CRG, driving for Dino Chiesa’s Chiesa Corse kart team. In 2009 he moved to Formula BMW and was rookie of the year in the BMW Americas Series and then moved to the European championship last year. He moved to Italian F3 this year with Prema Powerteam. Lewis is also studying for a business degree at California State University at Fullerton, in Los Angeles.