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 guise as the BRDC F4 Championship. Ismail is a proven front-runner in the championship, and has to be looked at as a podium contender throughout the year.
Wahome remains with the team for his second straight season, on the back of a late-season run in 2016, during which he displayed clear improvement. Results didn’t always go his way though, and he will be looking to secure a trio of strong results this weekend to back up his progress.
Charpentier will pilot the team’s third entry this weekend and could be a wildcard in the pack as a newcomer to the series. The BRDC F3 rookie was previously a race-winner in the French F4 Championship and could provide a surprise result or two across the Easter weekend.
CDR Team Principal Chris Dittmann said: “I’m looking forward to getting things off to a strong start here at Oulton Park this weekend. We have proven race-winners in our team this year, and a good points haul has to be our target for the weekend. There’s a bit of dodgy weather in the air which could spice things up too, so hopefully we can deal with that well if we have to!”