American driver Quinlan Lall has joined the Chris Dittmann Racing squad for the 2016 BRDC Formula 4 season having spent the last two seasons racing in the F2000 Championship Series in the United States, where he finished 2015 in sixth place overall.
Lall does have previous experience racing in Europe having recently competed in the Winter Junior Challenge that was run by Koiranen GP last month. Having impressed throughout, he now looks to forge a career with the team that helped Tom Jackson achieve third overall last year.
Speaking about his signing, Lall said: “I feel extremely pleased and honoured to be part of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship. It appealed to me specifically because of the new car and the tracks the championship is going to this year.
“When I worked with Chris and the team at Silverstone we had great chemistry and if we continue our course of development with the new car and our own relationship, then I think we can have a good run at claiming the title.”
While Chris Dittmann, Team Principal of CDR, added: “We’re delighted to announce Quinlan as our first confirmed driver for 2016. We carried out a two-day test with him towards the end of last year where he instantly gelled with the whole team. The chemistry was clear to see and I’m sure it’s the start of a strong and successful relationship.”
“We were very impressed with his performance over the two days but also his focus and detailed feedback. We have a strong testing package lined up before the first race meeting and I have no doubts with his talent and our support, that he will be a serious championship contender.”
With Colton Herta already announced for the Carlin team, Lall will not be the only American competitor in the field. The season starts on March 27, with Lall’s team-mates yet to be announced.