Chris Dittmann Racing is a professional race team based in Tewkesbury, competing in the GB3 Championship and British F4 Championship, as well as having repeated success in the F3 Cup. Built on the foundations of more than 30 years’ experience, CDR has race-winning and championship-winning pedigree.
The team is formed by racing driver and mechanical engineer Chris Dittmann, at the time racing in the highly competitive Ginetta G50 Cup Championship. CDR runs drivers such as Mark Davies, who went on to become 2012 Ginetta G50 Cup champion, and also Alice Powell, who went on to race in GP3.
CDR graduates to the newly-launched F3 Cup championship, running two team-owned Formula 3 cars. When a last minute deal falls through, Chris Dittmann steps into the second car and quickly finds success with an outright win at Silverstone in May. A full championship challenge is launched and Dittmann becomes the inaugural F3 Cup drivers’ champion with the team narrowly missing out on the teams’ championship.
The team expands with the launch of the BRDC Formula 4 championship, ordering two brand new F4 cars and fielding drivers such as Dylon Phibbs, Luke Williams, Max Cornelius and Fredrik Johansen. Up and coming youngsters take their first steps into single-seaters by testing the CDR F4 car for the first time. A parallel F3 Cup campaign sees Tony Bishop join the team for the second half of the F3 Cup season and into 2014.
Tom Jackson, Tom Bale, Piers Hickin and Paul Sieljes contest the second BRDC F4 Championship and Winter Series. Tony Bishop who continued to progress well in F3 Cup.
CDR enjoys a season at the front of F4 with Tom Jackson and Omar Ismail tasting victory. Jackson’s brace of wins help him to third in the overall standings. In F3 Cup, Stuart Wiltshire joins to partner Bishop, the pair combining to secure the Teams’ Championship. Wiltshire claims runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship following numerous visits to the podium.
BRDC F4 becomes BRDC British Formula 3, and CDR’s international line-up includes Quinlan Lall, from America, Jeremy Wahome, (Kenya) and Krishnaraaj Mahadik (India). Stuart Wiltshire and Tony Bishop return for F3 Cup to defend the Teams’ crown and fight for the Drivers’ Championship.
Briton Omar Ismail partners Kenyan Jeremy Wahome in BRDC British F3, and French youngster Tristan Charpentier joins for Oulton Park and Spa. Ismail claims one podium, runner-up at Rockingham, while Wahome twice breaks into the top six in a consistent year. In F3 Cup, Phillip Jeans, Peter Venn, Gino Ussi, Cian Carey and, joining for final round at Oulton, Jonathon Hughes help the team to second in the standings. Carey finishes 3rd in the championship, with a breakthrough victory at Oulton Park in the final weekend capping an excellent debut season.
Chia Wing Hoong, Harry Webb, Ayrton Simmons and Cian Carey contest the BRDC F3 season, while the team doubles up in F3 Cup with the drivers’ (Carey) and teams’ championship. Phillip Jeans, Patrick Jeans, Cian Carey, Baptiste Leonard all appear, and for one-off rounds, Jonathon Hughes and team-owner Chris Dittmann also enjoy outings.
Ayrton Simmons and Nazim Azman pair up in the BRDC British F3 Championship, with Simmons mounting a season-long title challenge. The British driver claimed a trio of victories with success at Silverstone (twice) and Spa-Francorchamps, and finishes third overall in the championship standings. Malaysian driver Azman is a double race winner with triumphs at Brands Hatch and Donington, both times finishing ahead of his teammate in a Chris Dittmann Racing 1-2. A superb season for the team is capped off with Cian Carey again winning the F3 Cup Championship in dominant style, almost 60 points clear of his nearest opposition. Team Principal Chris Dittmann, Gino Ussi, Patrick Jeans, Daniel Tapinos and David Gillett also make appearances for the team.
CDR signs British F4 front-runner Josh Skelton to lead its 2020 BRDC British F3 campaign, and the young British driver shows outstanding form to finish inside the top-six in the final standings of his first British F3 season. Skelton is part of another memorable result at Brands Hatch, where Ayrton Simmons returns for the weekend and claims two wins, heading Skelton home in the third race to claim another 1-2 finish for CDR, now the only team to have secured 1-2 finishes in the series for the past two seasons. Alex Fores, Max Marzorati and Nico Varrone also race with the team, while Fores almost claims the F3 Cup Championship at the first attempt. Four wins and eight podiums ensured he finished second in the championship standings, just 13 points behind the winner, while Patrick and Phillip Jeans plus Dominic Paul also enjoyed outings with the team.