A triple-header was always going to be a lot to contend with and although the likes of Alvaro Parente left Monza smiling a few drivers weren't so lucky. Ryan Lewis was pleased to get two good points finishes at the legendary track and maintain his...
A triple-header was always going to be a lot to contend with and although the likes of Alvaro Parente left Monza smiling a few drivers weren't so lucky. Ryan Lewis was pleased to get two good points finishes at the legendary track and maintain his position in the British F3 Championship Class.
After a great qualifying result on Saturday morning Ryan started the first action-packed race from third place on the grid. Unfortunately it was the wrong kind of action. Lewis went into the Parabolica on the opening lap with James Walker alongside him. He moved over to avoid Dan Clarke who then T-boned Walker and left Lewis with nowhere to go but into the two of them. Clarke was subsequently fined for his actions but this was little consolation for Ryan whose race was over on the first lap.
Starting from sixth place for race two, Lewis enjoyed a good scrap for third with Dirani and Conway during the opening laps but not before another altercation with Dan Clarke; the pair coming together again on the first lap. This time though Lewis was able to continue and brought his T-Sport car home in fifth position to pick up valuable points.
British F3 International Series
Race three, held on Sunday morning, was Round three of the Series postponed from Spa. Lewis started the race quite far back in eighth place and apart from a great wheel-to-wheel battle with Bruno Senna, won by the Brit, he had a quiet race and finished fourth, just missing out on the podium.
After a busy few weeks there is now a month-long gap in the British F3 International Series calendar. Ryan Lewis will be back, rested and raring to go at Silverstone during the second weekend in August. He is currently lying in sixth place in the Championship Class but within just a few points of third place so there is still everything to play for! He struggled slightly with old tyres during the final race at Monza so was pleased to get fourth place and leave Italy with a little something up his sleeve for Silverstone. Brand new tyres for the race he will start from the front row of the grid!