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[…..]

Phillip Jeans completes CDR’s F3 Cup line-up

Chris Dittmann Racing finalised its new-look F3 Cup line-up with the signing of championship newcomer Phillip Jeans for the 2017 season. Norfolk-based Jeans will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312 in the single-seater series, joining up-and-coming Irishman Cian Carey and Monoposto race-winner Peter Venn at the Tewkesbury squad. The former motorcycle racer returns to car racing for the first time since 2012, when he contested four rounds of the Radical Masters. He scored a top-six finish at Brands Hatch in just his third race in the sports car series, having instantly found himself in the top 10 at Snetterton the rounds[…..]

Series race-winner Ismail rejoins CDR for BRDC F3

Omar Ismail has rejoined Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) for a full-season return to single-seaters in BRDC British Formula 3. Ismail, 17, scored CDR’s maiden victory in the series in 2015, winning at Snetterton before the championship changed its name to BRDC British F3. He returned to the Tewkesbury-based squad at the end of 2016 having spent the season on the sidelines, scoring strongly inside the top 10 at the final rounds at Donington Park. The Solihull racer brings experience to CDR and will partner Kenyan teenager Jeremy Wahome, who embarks on his second season of European racing. The third and final CDR driver[…..]

Jeremy Wahome re-signs for 2017 British F3

Kenyan racer Jeremy Wahome will contest his second season of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Chris Dittmann Racing in 2017, with podiums the target. Wahome made his European racing debut with the Tewkesbury-based team last season, acclimatising to the UK circuits under CDR’s tutelage. In a rapidly improving year the 18-year-old scored a best-placed finish of ninth on the demanding Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and wrapped up the season with a 10th at Donington Park. His previous single-seater experience had been limited to Formula BMW Asia Cup. His team-mates for 2017 are yet to be announced. The teenager,[…..]

Single-seater front-runner Venn joins CDR

Chris Dittmann Racing has signed 2011 Monoposto champion Peter Venn for the 2017 season of F3 Cup. Venn will partner the up-and-coming Cian Carey in a new look three-car CDR team in the championship, with the third driver to be announced soon. Venn will pilot the Mercedes-powered Dallara F308/11 previously driven by Stuart Wiltshire in the championship, which took him to second in the standings in 2015 including a win at Spa. He has a wealth of experience in UK motorsport, contesting part campaigns in the single seater championship Monoposto for the last few years. He finished 14th in the points[…..]

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[…..]

CDR alumnus tests G Drive LMP2

Tom Jackson, BRDC F4 race-winner with Chris Dittmann Racing, was given a taste of top-line prototypes in Bahrain as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s rookie test on November 20. The Kent 20-year-old spent two days driving the Jota-run G-Drive LMP2 that secured third in the championship with a dramatic victory in the 6 Hours of Bahrain just the day before. He completed 24 laps and ended the session seventh fastest, sharing driving duties with the more experienced Felix Serralles. His best time was just 1.2s shy of the fastest set by LMP2 regular Alex Brundle, who won the[…..]

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[…..]