Series race-winner Ismail rejoins CDR for BRDC F3

Omar Ismail has rejoined Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) for a full-season return to single-seaters in BRDC British Formula 3. Ismail, 17, scored CDR’s maiden victory in the series in 2015, winning at Snetterton before the championship changed its name to BRDC British F3. He returned to the Tewkesbury-based squad at the end of 2016 having spent the season on the sidelines, scoring strongly inside the top 10 at the final rounds at Donington Park. The Solihull racer brings experience to CDR and will partner Kenyan teenager Jeremy Wahome, who embarks on his second season of European racing. The third and final CDR driver[…..]

Jeremy Wahome re-signs for 2017 British F3

Kenyan racer Jeremy Wahome will contest his second season of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Chris Dittmann Racing in 2017, with podiums the target. Wahome made his European racing debut with the Tewkesbury-based team last season, acclimatising to the UK circuits under CDR’s tutelage. In a rapidly improving year the 18-year-old scored a best-placed finish of ninth on the demanding Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and wrapped up the season with a 10th at Donington Park. His previous single-seater experience had been limited to Formula BMW Asia Cup. His team-mates for 2017 are yet to be announced. The teenager,[…..]

CDR alumnus tests G Drive LMP2

Tom Jackson, BRDC F4 race-winner with Chris Dittmann Racing, was given a taste of top-line prototypes in Bahrain as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s rookie test on November 20. The Kent 20-year-old spent two days driving the Jota-run G-Drive LMP2 that secured third in the championship with a dramatic victory in the 6 Hours of Bahrain just the day before. He completed 24 laps and ended the session seventh fastest, sharing driving duties with the more experienced Felix Serralles. His best time was just 1.2s shy of the fastest set by LMP2 regular Alex Brundle, who won the[…..]

Mixed fortunes at F3 finale

The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship concluded at Donington Park with a strong showing from Jeremy Wahome and Omar Ismail, but the unfortunate Krishnaraaj Mahadik was forced onto the sidelines by injury. Wahome looked set for his best result of the season in the opener when a good start propelled him into the top six. Having moved into fifth, his race came to an early end at the Fogarty esses when he spun off the circuit. The Kenyan youngster finished his season on a high with 10th place in the final race of the year, having earlier claimed 15th in[…..]

Ismail rejoins CDR

Omar Ismail will be reunited with Chris Dittmann Racing at the final rounds of the BRDC Formula 3 season at Donington Park on September 10-11. The Solihull teenager replaces American Quinlan Lall, who is unable to contest the finale due to external factors. Ismail has previous experience of the F3 car having raced in the opening weekend for HHC Motorsport, claiming 12th and 16th either side of a non-finish. Ismail is familiar face at CDR, winning with the squad in Formula 4 at Snetterton in 2015 before a podium at Brands Hatch later in the season. He joins season regulars[…..]

CDR winner Ismail returns as team aims to end season on high

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) heads to the final event of the 2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Donington Park this weekend (10-11 September) with high hopes of a strong end to the season, bolstered by the return of Omar Ismail, who has won races for the team in the past, alongside full-time season regulars Jeremy Wahome and Krishnaraaj Mahadik. Ismail, who previously raced and won for the team in the BRDC British F4 Championship, is substituting for Quinlan Lall for the final three races of the season following the interference of external factors. Ismail is an established quick driver[…..]

Experience key for Snetterton return

Chris Dittmann Racing displayed impressive pace during last weekend’s BRDC British Formula 3 Championship event at Snetterton (6-7 August), the second to last event of the 2016 season. The team was quick from the off at the Norfolk circuit, with American Quinlan Lall lapping the challenging 300 circuit very quickly during Friday morning practice. The 16-year-old was only edged out by championship leader Ricky Collard during the session, to kick the weekend off impressive style. Lall’s fine form continued into qualifying where the US-native secured eighth position on the grid, with team-mates Krishnaraaj Mahadik and Jeremy Wahome 16th and 19th[…..]

Confidence high for Oulton Park and F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing is expecting to carry its race-winning form on to Oulton Park as F3 Cup reaches its midway point with a pair of races on July 16. Stuart Wiltshire, championship runner-up in 2015, claimed his first win at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, last time out to move into title contention. The Essex racer has been on the podium twice more in this season, and claimed third at Oulton Park last year. Team-mate Tony Bishop, who visited the podium at Donington Park in April, has been showing excellent pace recently and could have had a brace of wins at Brands Hatch.[…..]

More points for CDR BRDC F3 team at legendary Spa Francorchamps

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) claimed a solid points haul as the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship visited the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium last weekend (Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July). This was a first competitive visit to the famous Belgian Grand Prix venue for all three of CDR’s drivers, but Indian Krishnaraaj Mahadik put his car 16th on the grid for the first of the weekend’s three races ahead of American team-mate Quinan Lall in 17th and Kenyan Jeremy Wahome in 18th. The circuit’s long Kemmel Straight offers the chance to gain almost two seconds thanks to the slipstream[…..]

CDR set for Spa return

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) returns to Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on July 9-10 for the second time in three weeks, fresh from claiming its first victory of 2016 at the circuit in F3 Cup. It’s the turn of the Tewkesbury squad’s three young BRDC British Formula 3 Championship chargers to tackle the challenging Belgian Grand Prix track next weekend, the championship’s first-ever overseas round. Jeremy Wahome scored his best-ever finish at the previous round at Silverstone, breaking into the top 10 for the first time. The Kenyan youngster impressed in the wet, which bodes well for the notoriously changeable weather of the[…..]