CDR bags podium and points in British F3 at Rockingham

Chris Dittmann Racing claimed its first podium result of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship season at Rockingham last weekend, with Omar Ismail claiming a second place finish in what was a strong weekend overall for the Gloucestershire team in the UK’s leading single-seater championship. The Tewkesbury outfit’s cars were quick from the off at the Northamptonshire circuit, with Ismail narrowly missing out on pole position by just two-tenths-of-a-second with a fine qualifying performance. The young Briton’s performance was still enough to secure second position on the grid for the opening race of the year, however, building confidently on the[…..]

CDR gunning for success in Rockingham BRDC British F3 this weekend

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign rolls on to Northamptonshire’s Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend (29-30 April), with the team riding high following a promising season opener at Oulton Park on Easter Weekend. The Tewkesbury outfit will field two cars in three races at the high-speed circuit in Corby, which presents a number of unique challenge, not least of which is a super-fast, banked left-hander on the venue’s outer oval course. The infield section features a complex blend of high speed kinks and curves, and slow-speed sections with tricky braking zones. The cars will be driven[…..]

Top five for CDR as BRDC British F3 returns

Gloucestershire’s Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) got its 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign off to a strong start at Oulton Park on Easter weekend with a top-five result and consistent point-scoring form across three races. CDR’s first weekend of the year in Britain’s leading single-seater racing championship got off to a strong start in the opening qualifying session when team returnee Omar Ismail and Kenya’s Jeremy Wahome, who remains with the outfit for a second consecutive season, both qualified in the top-10. CDR’s third driver for the weekend, Tristan Charpentier qualified 16th as he made his first ever UK[…..]

CDR British F3 season kicks off this weekend

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) will kick off its BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign at Oulton Park this weekend (15 and 17 April), with a three-race Easter programme at the Cheshire circuit. CDR’s three-pronged attack for the weekend comprises Kenya’s Jeremy Wahome, Frenchman Tristan Charpentier, and returning race-winner Omar Ismail. CDR’s line-up will take to the track on Saturday for a qualifying session and the opening race of the weekend, before returning on Bank Holiday Monday for a further two races. Ismail returns to the team for a full season, after winning with the Tewkesbury outfit during the championship’s previous[…..]

CDR signs Tristan Charpentier ahead of BRDC British F3 opening round

Gloucestershire motor racing team Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) has added French driver Tristan Charpentier to its line-up for the opening round of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park this weekend (15-17 April). The 16-year-old joins CDR following a strong performance in the French Formula 4 Championship last year, where he finished fifth in the final standings in a race-winning campaign. His graduation to BRDC F3 for this weekend marks his debut in British single-seater racing, though he has previous experience of competing the country from the Ginetta Junior Championship. Charpentier completes CDR’s line-up for the opening weekend[…..]

Cian Carey joins CDR for 2017 F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) has signed Irish racing driver Cian Carey for the 2017 F3 Cup championship. The Tewkesbury-based outfit will prepare and run Carey’s Dallara F311 machine which is powered by a VW engine. In addition to running the car and providing engineering support, Carey will also have access to CDR’s superb driver coaching services, allowing him to benefit from the advice of team principal and 2012 F3 Cup Champion Chris Dittmann and other experts. Carey, 22, moves to CDR following an enormously successful season in 2016, in which he won the BOSS Ireland single-seater championship, clinching the crown[…..]

Snett speed goes unrewarded

Chris Dittmann Racing’s 2016 season came to a close at Snetterton with the final rounds of F3 Cup. The team visited still in with a chance of a double championship win, Stuart Wiltshire third in the drivers’ championship and the team third in the teams’. Fourth in the damp opener kept him in the hunt, while team-mate Tony Bishop slipped to 10th late on. In the second, neither Wiltshire or Bishop could make improvements on their starting slots, running ninth and 10th for much of it. Bishop, whose one-lap pace was good enough for the fourth-fastest, fell back to 12th[…..]

CDR bids for F3 Cup double

Chris Dittmann Racing heads to Snetterton this weekend (October 8-9) for the F3 Cup season finale still in contention for a double championship victory. The reigning teams’ champion lies third in the standings in its quest to retain the title, with three races pencilled for the Norfolk visit. The Tewkesbury outfit will need to overturn a 108-point deficit. In the drivers’ standings Stuart Wiltshire also sits third, 46 points back from the top spot. Each driver must drop their three worst scores, and with two non-finishes he loses the 14 points from Donington-hosted round two. But such has been Wiltshire’s[…..]

CDR secures third in F3 Cup standings at Silverstone

Silverstone hosted the penultimate weekend of F3 Cup, and an impressive performance from Stuart Wiltshire puts him and CDR in pole position to wrap up a double third place in the championships. He and team-mate Tony Bishop have combined to secure third in the 2016 teams’ standings. Wiltshire overcame a broken foot suffered earlier in the week to notch a brace of fourth places to eke out a small cushion in the third spot in the championship table. The 2015 championship runner-up was engaged in a close battle during the frantic opener, and he worked his way towards the top[…..]

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[…..]