British racer Chris Dittmann is set to sample the 500bhp FIA
Formula 2 car after being awarded a prize test for winning the
inaugural F3 Cup championship last weekend during the season finale
The 23-year-old racer from Tewkesbury, who will run an F4 car during the championship's inaugural season next year, had previously tasted success in Formula Renault BARC and the Ginetta G50 Cup before moving to the F3 Cup in 2012. After dominating for much of the season, including a double victory at Silverstone earlier this year, Dittmann was involved in a three-way tussle heading into the final round at the Norfolk track with local racer Tristan Cliffe and Italian Gino Ussi. However, his seventh place in the weekend's opening race was enough to see him claim the honours, ending the season with an impressive six podiums and six class wins for his CDR outfit.
As his reward, Chris will now receive a test in the F2 car, designed by Williams F1, during the championship's winter test programme later this year.
Speaking afterwards Dittmann, who received his prize from F2 Series Director Jonathan Palmer, said: "It's a brilliant feeling to win the F3 Cup title. It hasn't sunk in yet, it has been a long year but for me it's been great. The F3 Cup has been absolutely fantastic this year and it will be even better next year so hopefully I can win again.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity of an FIA Formula 2 test drive. Hopefully I can show what I can do in the car and enjoy the experience."
Next year Chris will focus on the new BRDC Formula 4 Championship where his CDR team will run one car.
Details of the location and date of Chris Dittmann's test will be announced shortly on www.formulatwo.com. For more information on the F3 Cup visit www.f3cup.co.uk.