French driver Tristan Charpentier will make his BRDC British Formula 3 Championship debut this weekend (April 15-17), as he joins Chris Dittmann Racing for the season-opening meeting of the year at Oulton Park, it has been confirmed today (10 April).
Charpentier graduates to the UK’s premier single-seater category having competed in the French Formula 4 Championship last year, as he finished fifth overall with six podiums and one win. The 16-year-old will undertake a limited campaign in British Formula 3, where he will race alongside Kenyan Jeremy Wahome and Brit Omar Ismail. Charpentier will also race in the SMP Formula 4 Championship this year.
Charpentier, who hails from Bethune in Northern France, already has experience of racing in the UK after he took part in three Ginetta Junior races during 2015. Prior to his move into car racing, Charpentier enjoyed a successful karting career across Europe.
Charpentier said: “I'm very excited to be racing with Chris Dittmann Racing for the first round of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park. It's going to be a big step up for me, as I'm currently also racing in the SMP Formula 4 Championship. The British F3 car will be totally new to me, and I'm really looking forward to working with Chris and the team to learn, progress, and achieve the best results possible.”
|2016||French Formula 4 Championship - Fifth overall with one win and six podiums|
|2015||Ginetta Junior Championship|
|2011||Belgian KF5 Championship|
|2009||Super One National Honda Cadets|