Podiums rack up in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing claimed more podiums in F3 Cup as the team’s excellent start to the season continued on the Silverstone National circuit. With no Peter Venn, it was down to Cian Carey, Phillip Jeans and Gino Ussi to represent the Tewkesbury-based squad in rounds seven, eight and nine of 2017. Irishman Carey left with a brace of podiums, but so nearly more. With fourth place secured in the opener after a four-car scrap for the lead, he scored his maiden podium in the championship in the second race. Fifth with two laps to go the youngster picked his way[…..]

CDR looks to build on double F3 Cup win

Following two wins last time out at Snetterton, CDR returns to F3 Cup action for rounds seven, eight and nine at Silverstone this weekend looking to continue its race-winning momentum. Team principal Chris Dittmann made an unexpected return to the cockpit three weeks ago and took an impressive two victories and lap record from three races. He’s back on the pit wall this weekend at the home of the British Grand Prix, marshalling his three racers Cian Carey, Phillip Jeans and Gino Ussi. Peter Venn is unable to compete due to work commitments. Irishman Carey heads to the Silverstone National circuit[…..]

CDR back in BRDC British F3 action this weekend

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign heads to Snetterton this weekend (27-28 May), with the team riding high following a fantastic double win at the Norfolk circuit in the recent round of the F3 Cup Championship. Team principal Chris Dittmann returns to the pit-wall following his two victories, with driving duties to be handled by the team’s regular BRDC British F3 driver line-up of young Brit Omar Ismail and Kenya’s Jeremy Wahome. Ismail could be a man to watch on the challenging 300 circuit this weekend, fresh from delivering the Tewkesbury squad’s first podium of the[…..]

Dominant double for CDR at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing [CDR] secured its first wins of the season in F3 Cup as team owner Chris Dittmann claimed two victories from three Snetterton races. On a weekend of mixed conditions, 2012 champion Dittmann stepped in for the absent Phillip Jeans and began by claiming a front-row start in qualifying. Cian Carey lined up directly behind the second-placed Dittmann in fourth, with returnee Gino Ussi 10th and Peter Venn 13th. It was almost a CDR 1-2 in the opener as both Dittmann and Carey opted for wets on a drying track while those around them pitted for slicks before[…..]

CDR set for Snett in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to F3 Cup action at Snetterton on May 13-14, with a four-strong squad searching for more success. The team heads to Norfolk in good form and with two drivers in the championship top six. Peter Venn sits fifth after a consistent weekend at Donington Park, claiming a brace of sixth-place finishes in his first F3 Cup event. His last visit to Snetterton while racing in Monoposto yielded two podiums. One place behind in the standings in sixth, Cian Carey set a new lap record and claimed a pair of fourth places either side of a non-finish last[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing signs Gino Ussi

Chris Dittmann Racing has expanded its F3 Cup squad with the signing of championship returnee Gino Ussi. The South African-born Italian last contested F3 Cup in 2012, when he finished third behind his new team boss Chris Dittmann. He will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312. His campaign will be in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), raising awareness for the charity throughout the remaining rounds of this season. Chris Dittmann, team owner, said: “I’m really pleased to have Gino on board for this season. Having raced against him I know he’s quick, I’m confident we’ll soon get him[…..]

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[…..]

Records fall to CDR at Donington Park

Chris Dittmann Racing’s F3 Cup campaign opened with a new lap record and plenty of promise at Donington Park, despite missing out on the podiums the pace deserved. Three series newcomers comprise the team for the 2017 season, yet all three left Leicestershire with a strong haul of points and plenty of valuable experience. Irishman Cian Carey began the weekend quickest in practice, but was pipped to pole by just 0.04sec in qualifying. His second-fastest time in the tight qualifying session was good enough for fourth place on the grid in race two. Peter Venn, who makes his full-time return[…..]

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[…..]