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Carrie Schreiner to make British F4 return after eight years

by Peter Allen

Photo: F1 Academy

Carrie Schreiner will make her British Formula 4 comeback after eight years away, joining Chris Dittmann Racing for the rounds at Silverstone and Zandvoort.

Since last year, Schreiner has been competing in F1 Academy – this year doing so under the colours of the Sauber Formula 1 team. It marked her return to single-seaters for the first time since 2016, when she took part in four British F4 rounds alongside a full second campaign in ADAC F4 in her native Germany.

Silverstone is not on this year’s F1 Academy schedule, but competing in British F4’s trip to Zandvoort on July 13/14 will be useful preparation for the F1 Academy event at the Dutch circuit six weeks later.

“I’m happy to be back in the F4 British Championship for the first time since 2016, as preparation for my upcoming F1 Academy races,” said Schreiner, who also added races in United Arab Emirates F4 and the Formula Winter Series to her schedule earlier this year.

“It isn’t my first time with Chris Dittmann Racing as I had two test days with the team at the start of last year and felt at home with everyone there.”

CDR missed last weekend’s round at Thruxton after its sole full-season driver Bart Harrison was excluded during the preceding Snetterton meeting for a physical assault on Mika Abrahams. Harrison is set to return to drive alongside Schreiner at Silverstone.

Another addition to the grid will be Slovakian driver Matus Ryba at Argenti Motorsport alongside Yuanpu Cui and Rowan Campbell-Pilling.

This will be the fourth F4 series Ryba has entered since turning 15 earlier this year. As well as driving in both Spanish F4 rounds held so far with Drivex, he raced in the second event of the Italian F4 season at Imola with Jenzer Motorsport and contested the Central European Zone round at the Red Bull Ring with the Swiss team – but not last weekend’s visit to his home circuit, the Slovakiaring.

British F4’s Silverstone round this weekend allows drivers to experience the full grand prix circuit as part of a British Automobile Racing Club meeting, in addition to its usual British Touring Car Championship support slot on the shorter national circuit in September.