CDR holds second in F3 Cup standings

Chris Dittmann Racing began the second half of the F3 Cup season with a consistent showing at Silverstone on the Grand Prix circuit for rounds 10 and 11. Entering the weekend in second place in the Teams’ standings, the trio of Peter Venn, Gino Ussi and Phillip Jeans ensured the Tewkesbury-based squad maintained its runners-up spot with just three events left of the season. Ussi claimed the best result of the weekend, scoring seventh in race two having started in 13th place. He was up to eighth on the opening lap and was promoted one place when George Line was[…..]

Race against time for return to Silverstone

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to Northamptonshire for the second of two back to back rounds of F3 Cup at Silverstone, marking the halfway mark of the 2017 season this weekend. Having endured an unfortunate weekend at Spa contesting a non-championship race, Cian Carey will be battling to return to the home of the British Grand Prix. Running at Spa-Francorchamps was restricted to practice only, thanks to an engine issue before race one that leaves his race weekend in doubt. His last rounds of F3 Cup at Silverstone saw him finally in the podium places: on the shorter National layout the[…..]

Mixed fortunes at Spa-Francorchamps

Chris Dittmann Racing left the iconic Spa-Francorchamps with mixed feelings having joined an invitational grid of single seaters for the Summer Classic. Bad luck hit Cian Carey before qualifying, engine failure ended his weekend after practice. Team manager Chris Dittmann made his second on-track appearance of the season and again found success, securing a brace of second-place finishes ahead of a strong 30-car field. Having spent much of qualifying on provisional pole, he was bumped to second on the grid late on by just three-tenths. Traffic meant he was unable to capitalise on the impressive pace, and had traffic not[…..]

CDR set for continental F3 outing

Chris Dittmann Racing joins an international field this weekend with a one-off appearance in the Formula Summer race as part of the Spa Summer Classic at the famous Belgian circuit. CDR takes a quartet of drivers to join a grid comprising Austrian F3 Championship, Italian and a handful of the UK’s F3 Cup entrants. Regular F3 Cup drivers Cian Carey, Gino Ussi and Peter Venn will be joined on track by team manager Chris Dittmann for the two overseas races. It will be the second race weekend of the season for Dittmann, who won twice at Snetterton earlier this year in F3[…..]

Podiums rack up in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing claimed more podiums in F3 Cup as the team’s excellent start to the season continued on the Silverstone National circuit. With no Peter Venn, it was down to Cian Carey, Phillip Jeans and Gino Ussi to represent the Tewkesbury-based squad in rounds seven, eight and nine of 2017. Irishman Carey left with a brace of podiums, but so nearly more. With fourth place secured in the opener after a four-car scrap for the lead, he scored his maiden podium in the championship in the second race. Fifth with two laps to go the youngster picked his way[…..]

CDR looks to build on double F3 Cup win

Following two wins last time out at Snetterton, CDR returns to F3 Cup action for rounds seven, eight and nine at Silverstone this weekend looking to continue its race-winning momentum. Team principal Chris Dittmann made an unexpected return to the cockpit three weeks ago and took an impressive two victories and lap record from three races. He’s back on the pit wall this weekend at the home of the British Grand Prix, marshalling his three racers Cian Carey, Phillip Jeans and Gino Ussi. Peter Venn is unable to compete due to work commitments. Irishman Carey heads to the Silverstone National circuit[…..]

Dominant double for CDR at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing [CDR] secured its first wins of the season in F3 Cup as team owner Chris Dittmann claimed two victories from three Snetterton races. On a weekend of mixed conditions, 2012 champion Dittmann stepped in for the absent Phillip Jeans and began by claiming a front-row start in qualifying. Cian Carey lined up directly behind the second-placed Dittmann in fourth, with returnee Gino Ussi 10th and Peter Venn 13th. It was almost a CDR 1-2 in the opener as both Dittmann and Carey opted for wets on a drying track while those around them pitted for slicks before[…..]

CDR set for Snett in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to F3 Cup action at Snetterton on May 13-14, with a four-strong squad searching for more success. The team heads to Norfolk in good form and with two drivers in the championship top six. Peter Venn sits fifth after a consistent weekend at Donington Park, claiming a brace of sixth-place finishes in his first F3 Cup event. His last visit to Snetterton while racing in Monoposto yielded two podiums. One place behind in the standings in sixth, Cian Carey set a new lap record and claimed a pair of fourth places either side of a non-finish last[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing signs Gino Ussi

Chris Dittmann Racing has expanded its F3 Cup squad with the signing of championship returnee Gino Ussi. The South African-born Italian last contested F3 Cup in 2012, when he finished third behind his new team boss Chris Dittmann. He will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312. His campaign will be in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), raising awareness for the charity throughout the remaining rounds of this season. Chris Dittmann, team owner, said: “I’m really pleased to have Gino on board for this season. Having raced against him I know he’s quick, I’m confident we’ll soon get him[…..]

Records fall to CDR at Donington Park

Chris Dittmann Racing’s F3 Cup campaign opened with a new lap record and plenty of promise at Donington Park, despite missing out on the podiums the pace deserved. Three series newcomers comprise the team for the 2017 season, yet all three left Leicestershire with a strong haul of points and plenty of valuable experience. Irishman Cian Carey began the weekend quickest in practice, but was pipped to pole by just 0.04sec in qualifying. His second-fastest time in the tight qualifying session was good enough for fourth place on the grid in race two. Peter Venn, who makes his full-time return[…..]