Tough weekend in F3 Cup at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing’s quartet of F3 Cup drivers suffered a trying three races at Snetterton in the latest rounds of the 2017 season. The team had worked tirelessly behind the scenes all week to ensure all four cars made the grid for the weekend, winning a race against time re-fitting Cian Carey’s rebuilt engine. Carey was unable to match his usual front-running pace, but the championship hopeful still came away with a strong haul of points. He and team-mate Gino Ussi ran line astern in the race one, as Carey struggled to find a way past the experienced Italian for[…..]

New face for CDR as F3 Cup returns 

Chris Dittmann Racing welcomes French racer Baptiste Leonard to the team for the next rounds of F3 Cup, taking place at Snetterton on August 12-13. Leonard, who competes in VdeV in a Formula Renault, will contest rounds 12, 13 and 14 in the car of Peter Venn, who misses the weekend. The team faces a busy week to ensure championship front-runner Cian Carey’s VW Spiess is fully prepared for the Irishman’s return, having been forced to sit out the last rounds at Silverstone following an blown engine at the non-championship rounds at Spa. The 22-year-old remains third in the standings,[…..]

CDR cars battle for points at the front as BRDC British F3 returns to Brands Hatch

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British F3 team was right in the thick of the action on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit last weekend (5-6 August) challenging for points throughout the event. Both cars were close to the ultimate pace in Saturday’s qualifying session, with Kenyan Jeremy Wahome leading the CDR charge with 10th overall at the close of the session. His team-mate Omar Ismail was to line up 13th for the first of the weekend’s three races. The first of the weekend’s races started in the dry, but it wasn’t long before appalling conditions set in. Wahome[…..]

CDR gunning for success as BRDC British F3 heads to Brands Hatch

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British F3 Championship squad will race at the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend (5-6 August). As the championship heads towards its final stages, the CDR charge is nicely poised, with its drivers challenging for top ten placings in the championship. Young Briton Omar Ismail leads CDR’s championship challenge, and he currently sits 10th in the standings after a promising year with the Tewkesbury squad. CDR has given Ismail a car which has challenged for wins, finished on the podium, and achieved strong points scores in every race it has finished this year.[…..]

Top ten at legendary Spa for CDR

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) returned to action in the BRDC British F3 Championship at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, battling for positions in the top ten at a circuit which is regarded as one of the greatest driving challenges on the planet. CDR’s line-up re-expanded to three cars for the weekend, for the first time since the season opener at Oulton Park on Easter Weekend. Regular drivers Omar Ismail and Jeremy Wahome were rejoined in the Tewkesbury squad’s line-up by Frenchman Tristan Charpentier, who also raced the third car earlier in the year. Indeed, it was to be Charpentier[…..]

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[…..]

Charpentier back to BRDC British F3 with CDR at Spa

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British Formula 3 Championship outfit will expand back to three cars for the series’ upcoming away date at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium on 8-9 July. Frenchman Tristan Charpentier, who made his British single-seater racing debut with CDR at Oulton Park on Easter weekend, returns for just his second bite of the BRDC British F3 cherry. He is to line-up in Belgium alongside CDR’s regular driver line-up of Omar Ismail and Jeremy Wahome. Charpentier enjoyed a promising debut at the Cheshire circuit in CDR, during which he qualified 16th before challenging hard for points[…..]

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[…..]