It was a baptism of fire for Chris Dittmann Racing’s three international 2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship racers at Snetterton, Norfolk, on March 27-28, as Storm Katie took hold.
The blustery gales and soaking track offered Quinlan Lall and Jeremy Wahome difficult UK racing debuts, but both secured points finishes in all three races.
Lall, 16, battled hard in the closely-matched midfield for much of the weekend. The American followed up his 18th-place finish in race one with a 12th and 14th, slipping back in both later races while fighting over positions inside the top 10.
Kenyan Wahome, 17, began on the back foot having missed the pre-season test at the circuit earlier in the month but he showed promising pace. He claimed a 17th, 16th and 19th, improving with every lap in the tricky conditions to match the pace of the front-runners at the flag in race three.
Paul Sieljes, deputising for Krishnaraaj Mahadik, failed to finish the opening round, before a 15th and 17th finish on Monday. Mahadik will make his BRDC British Formula 3 debut when the championship moves on to Brands Hatch on April 16-17.
Team owner Chris Dittmann said: “It was very difficult for the drivers in those conditions, but they each did a great job to bring home points. The pace shown was promising, especially with their limited experience racing in that weather.
“We’ll be working hard over the coming weeks to move Jeremy and Quinlan up the grid, where we know they should be.”
Chris Dittmann Racing returns to action at Brand Hatch for rounds four, five and six of BRDC British Formula 3 on April 16-17.