Prema Powerteam rounded out a great weekend at Misano, in the second event of the 2011 Formula 3 Italia championship. It's been an historical win, as the 16-year-old racer from the Ferrari Driver Academy became the youngest winner ever in the championship. Marciello took the lead early on Sunday's Race 2 with a great start from the front row, and pulled away to score his maiden F.3 win after the near-miss in the opening round at Franciacorta. Thanks to today's result, Raffaele climbed back to 2nd place in standings, just 6 points behind the leader. Michael Lewis experienced a great weekend too. The American racer give proof of skills as he confirmed himself as the best rookie of the championship. On Race 1, Michael did a great job in fighting back to the second position at the first corner. He proved wise though, as he settled for the runner-up spot which meant valuable points in standings. Thanks to the 6th place finish scored on race 2, Lewis is now third overall with 30 points. The runs of Giorgio Roda proved way less lucky. After having started in 14th, he recovered up to 11th place on Race 1, and started on the same spot on Race 2. Unfortunately, his day came to an early ending when he was rear-ended by a rival car which broke his suspension.
Grazia Troncon – Team Manager:
“After Franciacorta, Prema achieved another huge goal at Misano. We brough both Marciello and Lewis onto the podium again and Raffaele managed to score victory after having missed it earlier this season. He also became the youngest driver ever to have scored wins in the championship. The second round of 2011 ended with our drivers standing in second and third place, and that's an incredibly good factor for us. I really feel for Roda who was once again hit by bad luck ad couldn't fight for points. I'm sure he will be able to get the job done on the next round, starting on July 17 at Imola, because a points spot is definitely in his frame."