BRDC F4 grid takes shape as Chris Dittmann Racing joins series for 2013
Front running F3 Cup squad Chris Dittmann Racing have become the fifth team to join the new BRDC Formula 4 Championship after confirming they will run at least one car next year.
Based in Tewkesbury, the team boasts more than 20 years of single seater and GT race experience and has developed an impressive reputation for delivering the best prepared cars in the paddock.
The squad is run by professional racer Chris Dittmann who’s tasted success in Formula Renault BARC, the Ginetta G50 Cup as well as MSV’s F3 Cup, where he’s currently leading the drivers’ standings after collecting six podiums and five class wins - including an impressive double victory at Silverstone recently. As such, CDR have become one of the leading outfits in the highly competitive series lying second in the teams championship with one round left to play out.
CDR Team Principal Chris Dittmann said: “I’m excited that Chris Dittmann Racing will be joining the BRDC F4 Championship next season. The concept is exactly what British Motorsport needs at the minute and it will be an excellent way for young karters to progress up the single seater ladder. We are still very much involved with kart racing and are currently in contention to win the British KZ2 Gearbox Championship with one race to go. We have had many years experience helping young drivers to make a smooth and successful transition from karts to cars. It’s great for our team to expand as we will now be running in the BRDC F4 and the MSV F3 Cup next year. We hope we can link up our efforts in both championships. It’s going to be a busy season in 2013, but we can’t wait for it to begin!”
He added: “The design of the BRDC F4 car looks great and it has a great crash structure meeting all the FIA requirements, which is important as safety is paramount in motorsport these days. To have a paddle shift gearbox is a luxury which would normally be found in a much more expensive formula, so it is great value for money.”
Jonathan Palmer, Formula 4 Series Director, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Chris and his team to the BRDC F4 series who bring with them a great track record in MSV’s highly competitive F3 Cup. With this experience, together with Chris’ own driver expertise, I’m sure they’ll be running at the sharp end from next season in what is shaping up to be a fantastic and highly competitive gird.”
Full contact details for Chris Dittmann Racing are available on the teams and drivers section on the F4 website here