Ismail joins Chris Dittmann Racing
Omar Ismail returns to the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. The 17-year-old becomes the second driver confirmed by Chris Dittmann Racing, joining Kenyan Jeremy Wahome.
Ismail contested a partial BRDC Formula 4 campaign with the Gloucestershire-based team in 2015, claiming a victory at Snetterton along with a runner-up finish on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. He then contested the opening round of the UK’s premier single-seater championship at Snetterton last year with HHC Motorsport before returning to Chris Dittmann Racing for the season ending British F3 meeting at Donington Park, scoring two impressive top-10 finishes.
“It’s great to be back with a team I know so well, a team that I have worked with in the past and been successful. I know their abilities, they know mine, so that’s a recipe for a really good season. We’re working as hard as possible, we’ll aim as high as possible and will get the best results we can. Testing has gone really well, smooth and with no hiccups. It’s been amazing to be back in the car, we did well at Donington last year so I know I have the ability to put in some good performances. We’re on a good pace despite having hardly any time in the car, and I know we’ve got more to come.” – Ismail said.
Team principal Chris Dittmann commented: “I’m delighted Omar is back with us. He’s proven his ability and his pace, I’m sure we can get back to the same high points with him this season. Wins breed confidence, and he knows he can win with us. Having Omar and Jeremy gives us a great base to work from for the year ahead. Testing has been going well, and there’s still plenty of time before the first round of the season at Oulton Park in April to continue pushing on. I’m confident he’ll help us have an excellent season.“